All Seasons Cottage Breaks - Self Catering Holiday Cottages in Saxmundham, Suffolk
Date:June 06, 2015

Birdwatching

If you enjoy birdwatching, then come to Suffolk!  There is such a wide variety of birds and waterfowl to see all year round in the Heritage Coastal Region, and from your base at one of our holiday cottages in Saxmundham there are several bird Sanctuaries and Nature Reserves within easy reach.

Minsmere
The R.S.P.B. Nature Reserve at Minsmere is just 6 miles away, and the bird sanctuary at Havergate Island and the reserves at Aldeburgh and Southwold are both all within easy reach. These are home to the graceful Avocet and, if you are lucky, you may also hear the Bittern or see the Marsh Harrier.
For information/events at Minsmere Nature Reserve, from the RSPB: http://www.rspb.org.uk/discoverandenjoynature/seenature/reserves/guide/m/minsmere/index.aspx

 

Havergate Island
Havergate is a small island in the River Ore and is famous for its breeding avocets and terns, which can be seen throughout the spring and summer. Access is by boat only and the trip to the island helps you really feel you’re getting away from it all.
For information/events at the Havergate Island Reserve, from the RSPB:  www.rspb.org.uk/reserves/guide/h/havergate/index.asp

 

North Warren
To see a wide variety of species within a relatively small area, the North Warren Reserve is easily accessible – and just on the edge of the coastal town of Aldeburgh (towards Thorpeness) its only about 7 miles away.
For more information, or events, at North Warren, from the RSPB:  www.rspb.org.uk/reserves/guide/n/northwarren/index.asp

 

Orford Ness
Orford Ness is the largest vegetated shingle spit in Europe. It is a Nature Reserve with internationally important flora and fauna and an extremely important breeding area for water-birds, particularly the very rare Little Tern. Orford Ness also has a fascinating 20th Century military history – and formally a secret Cold War military test-site. Access is by ferry from Orford Quay.
For more information/opening times, etc., from the National Trust: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/orford-ness/

 

Walberswick Creek