Bird Watching

Gilkicker has special interest for bird watchers, being a feeding station for many migrating birds in spring and autumn.
The following species of birds have been recorded by birdwatchers at Gilkicker Point:

  • Common Gull
  • Black Tailed Godwit
  • Siskin
  • Reed Bunting
  • Swallow
  • Tree Pipit
  • Stonechat
  • Redstart

Kestrels are frequent visitors, hovering over the grassland while hunting. The gorse and bramble provide valuable cover for nesting sites for birds among them stonechats, skylarks and pipits.

The following have been seen at Browndown:

  • Wheatear
  • Razorbill