Bill is Dorset's most southerly point, jutting out nearly six miles into the English
In spring it's a gateway for thousands of migratory birds. Portland
Bill is the first land many birds encounter as they cross the Channel to the UK.
information on Portland Bill
Why not get out to our rocky coastlines which are rich
in sea birds and wild flowers?
- Why not take a few tips from the Nature's Calendar
team? Try your hand at bird watching and plant identification.
- Visitor Guide
Bird Observatory and Field Centre
The Old Lower Light, Portland Bill, Dorset.
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survey ref:||OS ref SY 676 692|
Bird Observatory - email@example.com|
Bill Observatory map|
Bird spotting. Moth
Binoculars. Bird and plant
A wind-proof, light-weight jacket is a good
bet. The climate is generally warmer but windier than the rest of Dorset.
Bird watching on Portland
is good most of the year. In the spring, try sea watching at the Bill.
The best time to see the birds at Portland Bill is early
in the morning.
Many birds fly in overnight and rest up early in
the morning following their exhausting trip. On good mornings you can see hundreds
Check the wind direction before you leave - easterlies are
always a good bet for bird watching.
The Observatory has hostel-style accommodation for up
to 24 guests in the lighthouse and annexe. The adjoining lighthouse-keepers cottage
to marked public footpaths at all times. Visitors are also allowed to roam the
Common at Portland Bill and the slopes at the West Cliffs.
Car park at Portland Bill
serves the Observatory.
times:||Open most days of the year
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