Wales is typically hill country with deep valleys, lakes, bogs and estuaries, rising to mountains in the north. Seabirds, particularly Manx Shearwaters and Storm Petrels breed in internationally important numbers on offshore islands such as Bardsey and Holyhead. Perhaps the most exciting county however is Pembroke with its immense Gannet colony on Grassholm, Puffins and other auks on Skokholm and Skomer and resident Choughs. Moorland counties hold remnant populations of Red Kite (before the wider introduction scheme across the United Kingdom), Merlins, Red and Black Grouse whilst Redstarts and Pied Flycatchers are a defining feature of the woodlands. Despite the paucity of birders, headlands such as Anglesey have delivered top-notch rarities to the British list.

Chough

Chough © Glyn Sellors

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Llandegfedd Reservoir, Wales, Pied author Colin Madge (added December 29, 2010)

Great Orme, Conwy, One Juvenile Dotterel near the cairn above the author Adrian Foster (added September 15, 2007)

Great Orme, 5 Dotterel at 2.30 author Julian Breeze (added April 20, 2007)

Malltraeth Cob, Osprey at 11.20 am flew south towards author Julian Breeze (added May 28, 2006)