A little bit about Birds of Poole Harbour

We see our role as the link to raising the profile of bird conservation, observation and education 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.

Welcome to Birds of Poole Harbour, a charity completely dedicated educating people on the stunning variety of bird life in one of the country’s most picturesque locations, helping you make the most of this truly breathtaking natural harbour.

We are a charity completely dedicated to boosting the profile of bird conservation, observation and education in and around Poole Harbour. From local schools, passionate residents and intrigued tourists, Birds of Poole Harbour offers a unique learning opportunity to a large audience.

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.

Finally, we would like to thank you for visiting this website and look forward to seeing you out in the field.

Call 01202 641 003