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Devon

Bird and Nature Reserves

 Chapel Wood - RSPB

Mixed woodland
Location: SS483413 - Near Georgeham, 2 miles N Braunton
Road: West of A361
Admission: Free
Facilities: Paths.
Telephone: 01392 824614
Features: Walks through mixed woodland. Good variety of woodland and hill birds, including Buzzard, Grey wagtail, woodpeckers.

 
 Dawlish Warren - Teignbridge DC / Devon WT

Sand spit across Exe estuary mouth.
Location: SX983788 - West bank of Exe estuary.
Road: From A379 Exeter - Dawlish road.
Admission: Free. No access across golf course.
Telephone: 01626 863980
Facilities: Visitor centre and hide.
Features: Mile long sand spit, with bushes, ponds and small reedbed. Excellent for wildfowl and waders including Brent geese in winter. Divers, seaduck and grebes (including Slavonian) winter off-shore. Well positioned for migrant birds. In autumn skuas often present chasing terns off-shore. The whole Exe estuary area is good for birds, and is an important wintering ground for Avocet.

 
 Prawle Point - Devon Birdwatching & Preservation Society

Coastal headland.
Location: South of village of East Prawle.
Road: From A379 Dartmouth-Kingbridge road on minor roads.
Facilities: Parking.
Admission: Reserve area only for DBW&PS members, but otherwise free access.
Features: Well known migration watch point for land and sea birds. Good record of rarities. Cirl bunting breed in area.

 
 Yarnor Wood - English Nature

Dipper Upland woods and heath.
Location: SX786788 - Near Bovey Tracey, south edge of Dartmoor.
Road: Off B3344
Facilities: Nature trails and hide.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 01626 832330
Features: Oakwoods and heathland excellent for breeding birds, with Wood warbler, Pied flycatcher, Redstart, Tree pipit, Dipper (illustrated right), Raven, Buzzard.

 
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