Wight Conservation - Birds Species
The Isle of Wight is important for birds, both for those species which breed here and the migratory birds passing over.
|photo by Andy Bright
The Wight Conservation estate is rich in bird life. Maintaining and improving habitat for birds is one of our priorities. This year we have commissioned two surveys. The larger survey was carried out at Rowborough and Idlecombe by Graham Sparshott, an acknowledged IW expert, and a smaller survey at Wroxall Manor Farm by William Keatley, an RSPB volunteer. Both reports are anticipated within the next two months and the findings will be posted on this website. In the meantime, we list below most of those species which have been seen nesting or passing over our estate.
Long Eared Owl
Many of these are, of course, migratory.