Gower – Winter
A gentle exploration of one of Wales’s finest birding locations!
Explore the wintering bird life of Rhossili and Mewslade on a gentle-paced walk through picturesque landscapes in the Gower. We will be looking for wintering birds including ducks, waders and gulls, as well as mammals such as Grey Seals.
Day begins at 9am at National Trust Rhossili Bay car park near the toilet block, and lasts until 4pm.
Suitable for children, due to the rocky causeway and steep paths to the causeway and narrows lanes, wheelchair users will struggle.
With views over Rhossili Bay towards Spaniard Rocks, we will meet at NT Rhossili Bay car park. After getting to know each other, we’ll depart and begin our walk along the clifftops at Rhossili, looking amongst the gorse for Linnets, Buntings, and late-staying migrants. We will also be checking the fields for rarer species and some of the local Chough. Making our way along the cliff tops, we will have time to do some seawatching offshore, looking for species including Common Scoter, Eider, Red-throated Divers, Great Northern Divers and Skuas, with the possibility of adding rarer species such as Long-tailed Ducks, Surf Scoters and Little Gulls. After our time seawatching we’ll reach the Worm’s Head Causeway, where we’ll cross to look for Grey Seals, Auks, Gulls and waders such as Oystercatchers, Purple Sandpipers, Turnstone and Redshank. Finally, we’ll round off our walk by walking through the fields towards Mewslade Bay and School Lane – a notorious rarity hotspot – before heading back to the car park.
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