News Article30/12/2020

[Cancelled] New Year’s Eve Pop Up at Studland Peninsula

Join our team across Studland NNR on Thurs 31 December, 10am to 1pm

Our final Pop Up event of the year will take place at Studland NNR in partnership with the National Trust Studland team this Thursday (31st Dec) between 10am and 1pm. Join our team across FOUR watchpoints for a last chance to maximise your 2020 yearlist and discover why Studland peninsula is such an important overwintering site for birds.

Studland Bay is an important feeding area for the UK’s largest over-wintering population of Black-necked Grebe, a scarce breeding bird in the UK. A good winter watch in Studland Bay can produce both Black-necked and Slavonian Grebe, along with Red-breasted Merganser, Common Scoter, Brent Geese, Mediterranean Gulls and occasional Sandwich Tern. Recent sightings have also included Red-necked Grebe and Long-tailed Duck!

Our team will be stationed at four locations across the peninsula. Find us at the watchpoints below between 10am and 1pm.

  • Shell Bay
  • Jerry’s Point
  • Redhorn Quay
  • Knoll Beach (situated at the Watersports Hut, next to the Knoll Beach Cafe)

Watchpoint map available here »

Parking is available along Ferry Road lay-bys, as well as the Shell Bay and Knoll Beach National Trust pay and display car parks.

Unfortunately, we are currently unable to share our optics at public events to limit risk of spreading Covid-19. Therefore, if you have your own binoculars and scopes, please bring them along, they will be really useful!

Footage from Shell Bay Pop Up on 9th Decemeber


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