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. 

Upcoming courses

Take flight into the world of birdwatching with local expert Rod Ferbrache


Join us at the glampsite from 2-5 May for a free 3-day bird watching course at the glampsite, perfect for birders of all levels and experience. With only 18 spots available, don’t miss out on the chance to learn from the best and discover the variety of wildlife surrounding the glampsite. Guests who are not participating in the course are also welcome to stay at the site.


Walks will take place whatever the weather so bring suitable clothing and waterproof grip boots for the walk to Lihou.

Tuesday 2 May

Tea & Talk


Get ready for an adventure as we kick off with an introduction to the invigorating walks on Wednesday and Thursday along with some tea and cake in the oak frame barn.

Wednesday 3 May

Morning stroll


Rise and shine for a morning bird watching excursion! Stroll through serene local lanes and take in the beauty of the nearby orchid fields.

Thursday 4 May

Lihou Island


Embark on a journey to Lihou Island breeding colonies of seabirds and waders, and it is also a hot spot for migrants. Don’t forget your packed lunch to fuel your adventure!

Rod Ferbrache

Hi I’m Rod Ferbrache, and I have been leading brdwatching classes and walks locally for the past 14 years. We are blessed in Guernsey to be on a main bird migratory route.


The glampsite has nature reserves on its doorstep, breeding colonies of sea birds on nearby islets, and valleys rich in natural flora and fauna. It will be my privilege to unwrap some of these treasures with you, as we explore together the wonder of nature that is on your doorstep. I look forward to meeting you on this adventure.

Contact us for further information or to make a booking.