Land`s End - Sennen Birdwatching Website
Birdwatching at Land`s End , Cornwall
|Land`s End is a famous spot for
migrant birds. The headland juts out into the Atlantic Ocean and is an obvious
landfall to birds arriving anywhere from a southeasterly direction clockwise
around the compass to north.
Because of the regular batterings from Atlantic gales , nothing tends to grow very high at Land`s End ! `Trees` are mainly confined to thorn bushes...but any cover at all is well worth checking.
Most of the headland is reduced to heather , with occasional thickets of Blackthorn or Privet.
|To the south of the
Land`s End Complex , the ground falls away into the shallow Grebe Valley with
its `farm` and pasture. The cliff path ( This is a cliff path with sheer
drops just a couple of feet away) runs past Grebe and continues towards
Nanjizal. Stonechat and Linnet are common here ; the short -cropped grass near
the complex is also an excellent spot for Wheatear.
To the north of the Complex, the land is mainly scrub and low heather vegitation, criss-crossed with paths. A new `cycle track` has been established and starts adjacent to the Complex entrance and winds its way to Sennen , bordering fields and scrub.
The fields on both sides of the Complex can be productive - with Richard`s Pipit and Lapland Bunting occuring most autumns.
Lapland Bunting (left)
Both at Land`s End
|Seabirds are a major attraction
at Land`s End - with a large breeding colony of Kittiwakes at Dollar Cove
; Fulmar,Shag,Herring and Great Black-backed Gulls all breed , with the
latter having a colony on Enys Island.
At least one pair of Peregrine have bred locally in recent years ; Ravens also breed in small numbers on local cliffs.
Seawatching from Land`s End can be rewarding in suitable weather, with several species of Shearwater , Skua and Tern featuring along with the occasional Sabine`s Gull ......or who knows what !
Just a word of warning - the cliffs are sheer and dangerous ....people fall from them annually .
RSPB Wildlife Discovery Centre , Land`s End
|Land`s End Travel Information|
|Quite simply, Land`s End is at the end of the A30, about ten miles
west of Penzance - you cannot go any further !!
There is a large car park (currently £3) and full facilities in the Complex.
There is no charge to enter Land`s End on foot - a pleasant walk along the cliffs from Sennen would reduce your car parking fee by half !
The Land`s End Complex includes the Land`s End Hotel , a high quality venue with superb views for those looking for top class accommodation. Plenty of other B&B or Cottage accommodation is available locally - check our accommodation section.
|Lat / Long 50°04.05`N 5°42.85`W||NGR 344 : 250|