About Us

Birds of Poole Harbour is a charity which aims to raise the profile of bird conservation, preservation and observation in and around the Poole Harbour area through harbour-wide partnership working, high standards of people engagement work and continuous monitoring of the harbour and its bird populations.

From local schools, passionate residents and intrigued tourists, Birds of Poole Harbour offers a unique learning opportunity to a large audience, while raising funds to deliver conservation projects across the area.

Poole harbour is a designated RAMSAR site and has SPA (Special Protection Area) designation. This means it hosts nationally and internationally important numbers of a whole host of bird species, making it one of the most ecologically important areas in Britain, not to mention being bordered by some of the most pristine examples of lowland heathland in the country.  Therefore, the study of birds and the monitoring of their numbers and behaviour is vital to the ongoing conservation efforts that take place. Through our work we love to provide opportunities to enhance peoples understanding of this incredible area, whilst inviting you to experience it with us. From investment in multiple habitat creation and people engagement projects, our popular School Bird Boat Project, a busy and varied public events schedule and of course our flagship Poole Harbour Osprey reintroduction program, we’re driven to provide that connection to birds and nature that we so all need and deserve.

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 people from across the country. Whether you’re an avid beginner or experienced naturalist, there’s something for everyone.

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