Bird watching

Birdwatching is a popular activity in the Bailiwick of Guernsey, with more than 200 bird species being recorded on the islands annually. The types of birds present change significantly with the seasons; there is always something of interest to observe.

During migration season, the Channel Islands are particularly noteworthy as many birds stop off to rest en route, offering the opportunity to spot a rare species. 


Spring migration starts early due to the islands’ southern location, with Wheatears appearing on beaches and cliffs as early as March. As spring continues, a growing number of migrating species use the islands as a refueling stop, with warblers, chats, flycatchers, and other birds becoming increasingly common.

The breeding bird species on Guernsey are undergoing rapid changes, with the Mistle Thrush and Skylark being lost while the Great Spotted Woodpecker and Firecrest have been gained.


However, birds of prey, such as Marsh Harriers, Buzzards, and Peregrines, are doing well and can frequently be seen soaring over the glampsite. 


Visit the La Société website to find out more about why Guernsey is a magnet for migrating birds and a haven for breeding species.

All of the Safari Tents and Shepherd Huts have panoramic rural/sea views, making it the perfect spot for bird watching from your private deck or garden. 


Each glamping unit has a pair of binoculars and an illustrated bird watching guide. We have also been listing all the birds seen from the site since we opened in 2020 and have created a checklist we can provide you with on arrival. 

Below is a list of the birds that have been spotted around the glampsite:

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