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Welcome to ‘Birds of Poole Harbour’, a charity completely dedicated to educating people on the stunning variety of bird life in one of the country’s most picturesque locations, helping you make the most of this truly breathtaking natural harbour. From local schools, passionate residents and intrigued tourists 'Birds of Poole Harbour' offers a unique learning opportunity to a large audience. We see our role as the link to raising the profile of bird conservation and preservation in the harbour for everyone to enjoy.
Poole harbour is a designated RAMSAR site and hosts Nationally and Internationally important numbers of various species of bird. Therefore, the study of birds and the monitoring of their numbers and behavior is vital to the ongoing conservation efforts that take place. We think it’s only fair to share this information by publishing the data from specially commissioned surveys and reports such as WeBS counts (Wetland Bird Surveys).
Education is the key element to a successful understanding of the conservation efforts that take place in the harbour. Therefore, donations made to the Birds of Poole Harbour charity will be allocated to deliver a varied education structure from practical conservation work, people engagement projects, local school teaching and specially commissioned surveys.
With so many birds to see and so many places to look for them, 'Birds of Poole Harbour' is here to help guide you around some of the well-known and not so well known sites of this large harbour. With regular events, specially commissioned surveys, live webcams and day by day updates we aim to make Poole Harbour a focus for bird watchers from across the country. Whether you're an avid beginner or experienced naturalist there’s something for everyone.
Finally, ‘Birds of Poole Harbour’ would like to thank you for visiting this website and we look forward to seeing you out in the field.
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