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Great Coastal Birdwatch 2023

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Date: 24 October 2023

Time: Daylight hours

Location: Solent coast

The Great Coastal Birdwatch 2023

Saturday 14 October to Sunday 29 October 2023

Every year we mark the arrival of the migratory birds which spend the winter on the Solent with the Great Coastal Birdwatch.

By taking part you’ll increase your knowledge of the coastal birds in your local area, help contribute valuable data and learn how to become more bird aware.

  • Choose a spot around the Solent coast to do your watch, between Saturday 14 to Sunday 29 October.
  • Spend up to one hour seeing how many different species of birds you can spot. Make sure you follow the Coastal Code.
  • Let us know which species of birds you spotted using our special online form or by emailing us at If you want, you can add to our data by letting us know how many of each species you’ve seen.

Find out more by visiting our Great Coastal Birdwatch page.