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What to spot

1

Cemlyn Nature Reserve

Sandwich Terns, Arctic Terns, Common Terns, Orchids, Seals, Porpoises, Dolphins


2

Coed Llandegla Forest

Black Grouse, Moorland, Forest


3

Gors Maen Llwyd

Black Grouse, Red Grouse, Hen Harriers, Skylarks, Meadow Pipits, Cuckoos, Adders, Brown Hares


4

Coed Y Felin

Ancient Woodland, Bluebells, Limestone Wildflowers, Pied Flycatchers


5

Great Orme

Guillemots, Kittiwakes, Razorbills, Silver-Studded Blue Butterflies, Wildflowers, Heathland


6

South Stack

Guillemots, Razorbills, Puffins, Choughs, Ravens, Stonechats, Skylarks, Lizards, Sea Cliffs, Heathland


7

Bull Bay, Anglesey

Porpoises, Seabirds, Coast Path


8

Bardsey Island

Risso’s Dolphins, Porpoises, Grey Seals, Choughs, Oystercatchers, Manx Shearwaters, Warblers, Shags, Puffins, Razorbills


9

Fairy Glen

Woodland, Streams, Waterfall, Bluebells, Violets, Wood Anemones, Wild Garlic, Grey Wagtails, Dippers


10

Mynydd Marion

Limestone Grassland, Orchids, Cowslips, Butterflies, Lizards


Fun facts

  • See a 'grumbling' of Black Grouse produce pure bird watching theatre as they carry out spectacular and noisy courtship rituals known as 'lekking', similar to Latin American dancing, the Pasa Doble.
  • The Arctic Terns at Cemlyn Bay have the longest migration of any animal with an annual round-trip of up to 44,000 miles (78,000km). Cemlyn Bay includes one of the U-K-'s largest nesting populations of Sandwich Terns.
  • The magnificent Great Orme Country Park has cliffs hosting colonies of seabirds, and one of Wales's best lowland heathlands which have their own unique subspecies of the rare Silver-Studded Blue Butterfly.
  • RSPB's South Stack Reserve not only gives excellent views of the 'seabird city' where breeding seabirds are crammed on the narrow ledges but is also home a significant population of the rare breeding Choughs.
  • Gors Maen Llwyd is North Wales Wildlife Trust's largest reserve at 690 acres (280ha) and is a truly wild place to see many upland birds. They include Black Grouse, Hen Harriers, Skylarks and Red Grouse amongst the vast heather moorland.
  • Bardsey Island is famous for its wildlife and rugged scenery and is of international importance for its population of Manx Shearwaters. It is also one of the best places in North Wales to see marine mammals such as Grey Seals and Dolphins.
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