Hampshire is home to the The New Forest - a wonderful place to visit and explore at all times of year. A place unique in modern Britain, it is tucked away close to the south coast in a delightful corner of south-west Hampshire. Recently designated as a National Park, the New Forest is rich in history, has an unrivalled variety of scenery and is home to an abundance of wildlife.

Around 100 bird species are frequent breeders, whilst a further 20 or so, can be seen as regular winter visitors or passage migrants. The roll call is impressive, and includes birds such as the Hen Harrier, Nightjar, Woodlark, Dartford Warbler, Firecrest.

For more information on the birds of The New Forest click here

Dartford Warbler

Dartford Warbler © Ron Marshall

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Showing the 8 Most Recent Trip Reports Posted

Portsmouth, UK - Bilbao Ferry info, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 23, 2004)

Portsmouth, UK - Bilbao Ferry, March 2001, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 23, 2004)

The New Forest - Explorers Guide - For those who want to know more, author Andrew Walmsley (link created May 7, 2008)
(Around 100 bird species are frequent breeders, whilst a further 20 or so, can be seen as regular winter visitors or passage migrants. The roll call is impressive, and includes birds such as the Hen Harrier, Nightjar, Woodlark, Dartford Warbler, Firecrest,)

The South Coast - 19th – 23rd March 2018, author Christopher Hall (link created March 30, 2018)
(Titchfield Haven, Farlington Marshes, Morden Bog National Nature Reserve, Poole Harbour, Keyhaven Marshes, Lyndhurst, Blashford Lakes)

The New Forest & Brownsea Island - 23rd - 28th May 2011, author Christopher Hall (added June 5, 2011)
(Shatterford Heath, Bishop’s Dyke, Acres Down, Fritham Plain, Bratley View )

Birding by Bike - Hampshire 2005, author Simon Woolley (link created January 18, 2006)
(Laughing Gull, Desert Wheatear, Whiskered Tern, Wilson's Phalarope plus 200 other species)

Portsmouth to Santurtzi - Pride of Bilbao - September 2001, author RICHARD J WESLEY (added February 9, 2006)
(On the outward trip we recorded Gannets(many), pied wagtail, fulmar, grey wagtail, great skua, white wagtail, sandwich tern, skua species, sabines gull(c40), great skua (4), feral rock dove (3).)

Pride of Bilbao - September 2002, author RICHARD J WESLEY (added February 10, 2006)
(Fine with good visibility, wind building to North Easterly 6 through Bay of Biscay)