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What to spot

1

Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre - New Quay

Dolphins, Seals, Porpoises, Beautiful Coastal Scenery


2

Nant yr Arian

Red Kites, Buzzards, Woodland, Lakes


3

Ynys-hir

Oak Woodlands, Wetlands, Saltmarsh, Lapwings, Pied Flycatchers, Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers, Redstarts, Owls


4

Cors Caron

Dragonflies, Damselflies, Otters, Orchids, Water Rails, Teal, Cuckoos, Redstarts, Wetlands, Reedbeds, Woodland


5

Old Warren Hill

Woodland, Rivers, Bluebells, Pied Flycatchers, Redstarts, Woodpeckers, Buzzards, Sparrowhawks, Badgers


6

Pwll-y-wrach

Wood Anemones, Lesser Celandines, Bluebells, Wild Garlic, Orchids, Dippers, Redstarts, Grey Wagtails, Woodland, Waterfall


7

Abergwesyn Common

Red Grouse, Lapwings, Golden Plovers, Red Kites, Skylarks, Butterflies, Dragonflies, Heather, Blanket Bog


8

Dyfi Ospey Project / Cors Dyfi

Ospreys, Nightjars, Grasshopper, Reed & Sedge Warblers, Water Buffalo, Lizards, Dragonflies and Damselflies


9

Arthog Bog

Wetland, Woodland, Warblers, Flycatchers, Reed Buntings, Butterflies, Dragonflies, Yellow Flag Iris, Ragged Robin


10

Coedydd Maentwrog

Atlantic Oak Woodland, Woodpeckers, Pied Flycatchers, Redstarts, Bats, Mosses and Lichens


Fun facts

  • At Old Warren Hill you may see Buzzards carrying out spectacular aerial displays during the breeding season, called a 'rollercoaster', where they will lock claws and tumble towards the ground.
  • Over 130 species of plants have been recorded at Arthog Bog in the Mawddach Valley and it's a wonderful place to see weird and wonderful plants, flowers, butterflies and birds.
  • Coedydd Maentwrong and Ynys-hir are home to some of the best examples of Atlantic oak woodland in Europe. These forests have been termed Wales's Rainforests as they are similar to the temperate rainforests you find in North America.
  • The Ospreys at Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust's Dyfi Osprey Project at Cors Dyfi nature reserve travel from Africa to summer in Wales - a round-trip of 10,000 miles (16,000km). Ospreys are the only bird of prey species in the world that feed exclusively on fish.
  • Britain's biggest resident population of Dolphins lives in Cardigan Bay. They are so intelligent that some scientists have called for them to be classified as non-human persons.
  • Here be Dragons! Cors Caron Nature Reserve is one of the best places in Wales to see a dazzling array of Dragonflies.
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