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Event details

Date: 18 November 2023

Time: 09:00 – 10:30

Location: Lymington Keyhaven Nature Reserve - Normandy Lagoon

Cancelled due to Met Office weather warnings. Check our events page for updates – Bird Aware Solent Events

Lymington Keyhaven Guided Birdwatching Walk

Join our friendly rangers to see what wildlife we can spot around Normandy Lagoon, Lymington Keyhaven Nature Reserve. The lagoon is a fantastic place to spot coastal birds particularly overwintering waders, ducks and geese that arrive here for the winter months.

We will learn to identify these birds, talk about their ecology and learn about how we can help them thrive. The walk is intended for anyone who loves spending time on the coast: you don’t need to know anything about birds. Families and children are always welcome (under 18s must be accompanied by an adult). Bring binoculars if you have them but don’t worry if you don’t, you can enjoy views of the birds through the ranger’s telescopes.

Some of the species we might see include dark-bellied brent geese, wigeon, dunlin, oystercatcher, black-tailed godwit, redshank, turnstone and greenshank.

All of our walks are free to attend, but booking is required as places are limited.


Event Information

Meeting place: Car park in front of The Haven Bar and Restaurant. Look out for our rangers in their blue uniform.

Address & postcode: King’s Saltern Road, Lymington, SO41 3QD.

Link to location on Google Maps:


Duration: The walk is around 2 miles long in total and will last up to 1.5 hours at a leisurely pace with regular watching stops.

Accessibility: This is an outdoor event in a public space. We will be walking along a gravel seawall that is sometimes uneven, therefore sensible footwear is essential.

Dogs: We welcome well behaved dogs on our walks but they must be kept on a short lead at all times.

Clothing: Please wear sturdy/sensible shoes and dress appropriately for the weather (we advise warm layers and a waterproof coat).

Booking: To book your free place please email Ranger Tony:

Our outdoor walks and activities are weather dependant. We aim to let you know by email in good time if a walk is cancelled due to bad weather. Please check your emails before leaving home.