Welcome to Birds of Poole Harbour

Welcome To Birds Of Poole Harbour


Welcome to ‘Birds of Poole Harbour’, a charity completely dedicated to boosting the profile of bird CONSERVATION, PRESERVATION AND OBSERVATION in and around Poole Harbour, helping you make the most of this truly breath taking natural harbour. From local schools, passionate residents and intrigued tourists 'Birds of Poole Harbour' offers a unique learning opportunity to a large audience. We see our role as the link to raising the profile of bird conservation, preservation and observation in and around the Poole Harbour area.


Poole harbour is a designated RAMSAR site and hosts nationally and internationally important numbers of a whole host species of bird. Therefore, the study of birds and the monitoring of their numbers and behaviour is vital to the on-going conservation efforts that take place. We think it’s only fair to share this information by publishing the data from specially commissioned surveys and reports such as WeBS counts (Wetland Bird Surveys).


Education is the key element to a successful understanding of the conservation efforts that take place in the harbour. Therefore, donations made to the Birds of Poole Harbour charity will be allocated to deliver a varied education structure from practical conservation work, people engagement projects, local school teaching and specially commissioned surveys.


With so many birds to see and so many places to look for them, 'Birds of Poole Harbour' is here to help guide you around some of the well-known and not so well known sites of this large harbour. With regular events, specially commissioned surveys, live webcams and day by day updates we aim to make Poole Harbour a focus for bird watchers from across the country. Whether you're an avid beginner or experienced naturalist there’s something for everyone.


Finally, ‘Birds of Poole Harbour’ would like to thank you for visiting this website and we look forward to seeing you out in the field.

To find out more visit our about page……

Live DWT Webcam - Brownsea Lagoon



Recent Photos


  • Common Whitethroat - Upton Heath - Rene Goad
  • Goldfinch - Holes Bay - David Wareham
  • Dartford Warbler - Shipstal Point, Arne - Barrie Sheaff
  • Reed Bunting - Holton lee - Brian Smith
  • Black Redstart - Poole Quay - Paul Morton
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