Isle of Man became an island when it was cut off from the British mainland as
sea levels rose when the last Ice Age ended around 10,000 years ago.
is a great island for wildlife spotting including some special animals that you'll
struggle to see in such densities elsewhere in the UK.
The British Isles is a nation of islands. There are more
than 6,000 islands around our coast. They're great havens for wildlife too.
- Our islands offer amazing opportunities for
wildlife watching. Why not take a few tips from the Nature's Calendar team from
bird watching to fossil hunting.
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Manx Wildlife Trust - 01624 801985
Wildlife Trust - 01624 801022
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or telescopes for bird watching. At Close Sartfield reserve take your wellies
as some areas get flooded in winter. |
Bird spotting and wildlife watching.
Harrier watching - the best place is the Close Sartfield reserve at Ballaugh.
There is a hide where visitors can watch the birds when they return to their mid-winter
roost in the evening.
Spiders - the Manx Wildlife Trust runs cave spider
sessions as well as winter Hen Harrier Watches.
The best places to
see Choughs are the cliff and beach areas close to Castletown at Strandhall (especially
the coastline below Kentraugh) and Castletown Bay.
depending on locations. Close Sartfield nature reserve has wheelchair access via
level paths and boardwalks to the bird hide.
The Isle of Man is located in the heart
of the Irish Sea, just off the north west coast of England.
By plane to
Ronaldsway Airport or by sea to Douglas from Liverpool or Heysham.
Sartfield Nature Reserve: From the TT course take the B9 between Ballaugh Village
and Sulby Glen. Take the third right and follow this road for about 1 mile. The
reserve entrance is 25 metres along a track on your right.
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