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Wildlife Sightings at Cosmeston

With every season that passes the coast and countryside has plenty to offer like, spotting mammals or birds, dragonflies or orchids – no matter what your interest there is always something to be found.

 

Species List

View a species list of flora and fauna that inhabit the country park.

 

Why not see how many you can 'tick off the list' during your visit?

 

Not all of them are present throughout the year and some of the birds are rare visitors to our shores.

 

Cosmeston Wetland Bird Survey

Every month we carry out a wetland bird survey at Cosmeston Lakes. The Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS) is the scheme which monitors non-breeding waterbirds in the UK.

 

The principal aims of WeBS are to identify population sizes, determine trends in numbers and distribution and to identify important sites for waterbirds. 

 

 WETLAND

Species

May June July Aug Sept Oct
G C Grebe 6 4 3 6 5 3
Little Grebe - - 1 2 1 -
Mute Swan 52 48 30 32 50 50
Mallard 42 36 51 52 59 85
Tufted Duck - - 3 - 24 24
Pochard - - - - - -
Moorhen - 1 1 2 1 1
Coot  6 5 11 18 37 43
Heron - 2 1 1 1 1
Cormorant 4 2 7 4 4 4
Canada Goose  6 18 7 6 6 42
Kingfisher - - - 1 - -
Water Rail - - - - - -
Snipe - - - - - -
Bittern - - - - - -
Teal - - - - - -
Gadwall - - - - - -
Shoveler - - -  - - -

 

 

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