Hotels for bird watching

From the spring dawn chorus at La Sablonnerie on Little Sark, a veritable orchestra of Blackcap, Common Whitethroat, Willow Warbler and Garden Warbler song, to the coastal call of Herring Gulls, Lesser and Greater Black-backed Gulls and Fulmars. It’s not just hotels themselves that make for an enchanting escape, but the surrounding wildlife as well – as all bird watching enthusiasts will know.

Perhaps you will venture to Norfolk, often described at the birdwatching capital of Britain. Here, the salt marshes and vast open skies around The Blakeney Hotel and the Blakeney National Nature Reserve, are an important breeding area for sea birds and a wide variety of other birdlife that changes with the seasons. It’s little wonder that the National Trust wardens live and work to protect and conserve the wildlife and landscape.

Those visiting The Pig at Combe are in for a treat, as bird watchers report sightings of Peregrines resting on the river bank, flocks of Pied Wagtails, Herring Gulls, Cormorants, Mallards and Canada Geese close to the River Otter.

Equally, at the coastal paradise of Burgh Island at Bigbury on Sea, those seeking a 1920s escape in the famously Art Deco style hotel, are also wowed by the seascapes from the private island. Accessible only across a stretch of sand where the tide comes in from both sides, via the hotel’s unique sea tractor, nature loving guests combine elegance and style with mesmerising natural beauty. From the Long-billed Dowitcher to the Blue-winged Teal, the Glossy Ibis to the Ring-necked Duck and the Western Cattle Egret, it’s a destination that’s enchanting in every way.

10 hotels for bird watching

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La Sablonnerie

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Little Sark

At La Sablonnerie, bird watchers are treated to an orchestra from the likes of the Blackcap, Common Whitethroat, Willow Warbler and Garden Warbler song, as well as the coastal call of Herring Gulls, Lesser and Greater Black-backed Gulls and Fulmars.
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The Blakeney Hotel

The Blakeney Hotel

Holt

The Blakeney Hotel is surrounded by the salt marshes of the Blakeney National Nature Reserve - an important breeding area for sea birds and a wide variety of other birdlife that changes with the seasons.
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The Pig at Combe

The Pig at Combe

Honiton

Those visiting The Pig at Combe are in for a treat, as bird watchers report sightings of Peregrines resting on the river bank, flocks of Pied Wagtails, Herring Gulls, Cormorants, Mallards and Canada Geese close to the River Otter.
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Heddon’s Gate Hotel

Heddon’s Gate Hotel

Barnstaple

Those visiting this Barnstaple hotel can look forward to observing the birdlife at Isley Marsh, an area of salt marsh and intertidal mudflats on the Taw and Torridge estuary, where you may spot ducks and waders, including the Curlew, Greenshank and Dunlin.
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Burgh Island Hotel

Burgh Island Hotel

Bigbury-on-Sea

At Bigbury on Sea, those seeking a 1920s escape are also wowed by the seascapes from the private island, complete with a variety of bird sightings from the Long-billed Dowitcher to the Blue-winged Teal.
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Ees Wyke Country House

Ees Wyke Country House

Ambleside

In this picturesque part of Cumbria, the abundant birdlife ranges from regular visitors to rare sightings of more unusual species, from the likes of the Barn Owl to the Barnacle Goose, the Blackcap to the Buzzard and many more.
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Y Goeden Eirin

Y Goeden Eirin

Caernarfon

Birdlife around Caernarfon offers visitors much to see, from the birds of prey used to control seagulls, to sightings of species including the Green-winged Teal, the Ring-necked Duck, the red-breasted Flycatcher and the Desert Wheatear.
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New House Farm

New House Farm

Cockermouth

Cumbria is blessed with nature reserves spanning woodland and lakes, making for a vibrant breeding ground for many a bird species. Protected by the Cumbria Wildlife Trust, nature loving visitors are treated to sightings of rare breeds and regular inhabitants.
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La Haule Manor

La Haule Manor

St Brelade

St Brelade is not only popular with visitors to the Jersey islands, but also with birdlife, especially little gulls in their hundreds. Different to the more common seagull, their markings change throughout the year, sporting a striking black head during the summer which turns white as the weather changes.
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Last updated: May 30, 2020