Birdwatching on the Norfolk Broads

If you’re a keen bird watcher, there’s no better place to while away the day than along the Norfolk Broads – one of the UK’s most important and popular areas of wildlife.

As Winter sets in and with Spring just around the corner, now’s a great time to explore the Broads and all the wildlife it has to offer – you’ll be spoilt for choice!

Amongst the marshes, reedbeds and shallow lakes there is an abundance of fantastic birds to look out for.  Bearded tits, coots and bitterns are just some of the birds to note.

NWT Hickling Broad National Park is a favourite where you can enjoy a walk any time of the year.  Or why not try a boat tour (April-Sept) to sit back and enjoy the stunning scenery and wildlife?  RSPB Strumpshaw Fen, in the heart of the Broads has nature trails that lead you through a myriad of habitats.  Listen out for cuckoos and woodpeckers and keep your eyes peeled for swallowtails too!

Experience the spectacle when thousands of wintering ducks, geese and swans visit the estuary and surrounding grazing marshes at RSPB Berney Marshes and Breydon Water.  The reserve is also home to pink-footed geese, lapwings and avocets.

If you’re looking for a base from which to explore, Eastern Beach Caravan Park is ideally located.  Open from 1st March to 14th January, visit our website for more info and to check availability.

For more information on nature trials, wildlife, boat trips, walks and much, much more, take a look at the websites listed below.


Norfolk Wildlife Trust –

Visit Norfolk –

There’s also a great article on “Birding on the Broads” here…

Birdwatching on the Norfolk Broads