Wildlife in Pembrokeshire
Where to go:
The Cleddau estuary, a complex area of creeks, mud flats and saltings, so there is a need to view from several places. The following are recommended:
- Landshipping Quay
- Lawrenny coast road
- Carew Mill Pond
- East Angle Bay
- The Gann near Dale
- Westfield Pill Nature Reserve at Neyland
Elegug stacks on the Castlemartin peninsula to see colonies of guillemots, razorbills and kittiwakes. A handy way of seeing these seabirds for those unable to visit the islands. A few puffins and choughs also nest in this area. To check if the ranges are open telephone 01646 662367.
The Welsh Wildlife Centre at Cilgerran where you can find extensive reed-bed habitat abutting the Teifi estuary and flanked by woodland. There's a modernistic cafe and shop on site and the reserve is fully equipped with accessible hides.
Strumble Head lookout is the finest sea watching site in Wales. It's especially good to spot migrating birds in spring and autumn, including auks, skuas, petrels and numerous species of wildfowl.
Pembrokeshire Birds (opens new window)
ID: 1516 Revised: 16/9/2011