Bird Watching

Spotted Woodpecker
Spotted Woodpecker at Plas Efenechtyd

KEY SPECIES IN THIS AREA

Plas Efenechtyd offers a superb base from which to explore the varied habitats of North Wales. No matter what time of year you visit you cannot help but be entertained by the diversity of bird life in the area, from the courtship displays of the black grouse in spring to wheeling swarms of starlings in the depths of winter. Even within the confines of the cottage garden you can enjoy great views of marsh tits year round whilst the summer brings the return of resplendent redstarts and breeding curlews in the surrounding fields.

NORTH WALES’ STAR ATTRACTIONS

The following selection of species comprise some of North Wales’ most exciting and evocative species and can all be seen (season dependent) within an hour’s drive.

  • Velvet Scoter and other sea ducks
  • Goshawk
  • Black Grouse
  • Wader flocks on the Dee and Lafan Sands
  • Little Tern
  • Puffin, Black Guillemot, and other Auks
  • Red Start
  • Ring Ouzel
  • Wood Warbler
  • Pied Flycatcher
  • Great Grey Shrike
  • Raven
  • Chough
  • Crossbill
  • Hawfinch

Slightly further afield, the Isle of Anglesey offers further superb birdwatching including more opportunities to see auks and Chough, Peregrines, colonies of terns, and ducks

LINKS & RECOMMENDED LITERATURE

AT PLAS EFENENECHTYD

  • Heron
  • Buzzard
  • Sparrowhawk
  • Pheasant
  • Curlew
  • Tawny Owl
  • Green Woodpecker
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker
  • Swallow
  • House Martin
  • Grey wagtail
  • Pied Wagtail
  • Hedge Sparrow
  • Redstart
  • Wren
  • Robin
  • Blackbird
  • Song Thrush
  • Mistle Thrush
  • Chiffchaff
  • Goldcrest
  • Long-tailed tit
  • Blue tit
  • Great tit
  • Marsh tit
  • Coal tit
  • Nuthatch
  • Tree creeper
  • Bullfinch
  • Chaffinch
  • Goldfinch
  • Siskin
  • House sparrow
  • Carrion crow
  • Magpie
  • Jay