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Bird Watching in Snowdonia - RSPB sites in Snowdonia

Bird Watching in Snowdonia

Our log cabin holiday accommodation is located in the southern part of Snowdonia National Park and is well established with many mature trees, bushes and shrubs providing a haven for wildlife. As well as all the normal garden birds, we have cuckoos and woodpeckers visit us. Additionally RSPB and the Wildlife Trust Wales have a number of projects in the area.

Glaslyn Osprey Project

Since 2011 we are lucky to have 2 breeding pairs of Ospreys in Wales and both are within easy reach of our Holiday village. The first pair to breed can be found at the Glaslyn Osprey Project at Pont Croesor, about 20 mins by car. There is a large hide as well as three widescreen plasma monitors bringing you intimate views of family life direct from the nest. The 2nd Pair are found at the Dyfi Osprey Project at Cors Dyfi, about 40 Mins by car. These are the first pair to breed on the Dyfi for 400 years.

RSPB Mawddach Valley

There are 2 RSPB centres in the Mawddach Valley. At the small wetland known as Arthog Bog you will see weird and wonderful plants, flowers, butterflies and birds like cuckoo's, Lesser Redpolls and Siskins. At the oak woodland and heathland reserve called Coed Garth Gell the visitor trails weave through beautiful oak woodland with a fast-flowing river in the valley bottom and you may see  Dippers, Pied Flycatchers and Redstarts, you also have some great views from here.

Choughs at Llechwedd

Additionally the rare member of the crow family, Choughs, nest at Llechwedd Slate Caverns. The RSPB have set up CCTV and microphones etc. to allow visitors to watch the comings and goings.

RSPB Conwy

A little further afield is the RSPB Conwy Nature Reserve situated on the banks of the Conwy estuary. It has magnificent views of Snowdonia and Conwy Castle and its star species include Black-tailed godwit, Lapwing, Shelduck, Skylark and Water rail.

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"RSPB Conwy" and "Binocular" Images: © Crown copyright Visit Wales

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