Havergate Island

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Havergate Island RSPB Reserve

Havergate Island RSPB Reserve

To reach this special location, you need to catch a boat from Orford quay. Once on the island, in spring, you'll enjoy the sight and sound of Havergate's breeding avocets and terns. Autumn brings large numbers of migrating waders and wildfowl to the area. Click here for further details.....

The island is an important breeding, roosting and feeding site for many migratory and resident bird species. The UK's largest breeding population of pied avocets and Suffolk's only breeding Sandwich terns can be found there. Other birds found on the island include oystercatchers, redshanks, ringed plovers, golden plover, dunlin, greenshank and turnstone as well wigeon, pintail and wheatears. The lagoons and marshes make it an important roosting and feeding site .

Birds of prey including short-eared owls and marsh harriers have also been seen hunting over the island. Mammals on the island include mice, voles and a stable population of around 29 hares. Common seals have also been spotted in the river around the island. Butterfly species commonly found on the island include skippers, small coppers, walls, meadow brown.

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