Norfolk has a large number of birdwatching sites, ranging from RSPB & Norfolk Wildlife Trust reserves with lots
of facilities, to more low key general birdwatching areas where it is possible to get away from it all,
below are more than 50 of the most well known sites. This is by no means an exhaustive list, if you would like to see
others listed please contact us
A very unspoilt wild broad
An out of the way wetland site
A site for Gull enthusiasts
coastal marsh and grazing fields
Probably most famous for its ability to attract migrants.
A good bet for Twite in winter
One of the best sites for waders in the county.
A wet meadow reserve close to Norwich.
An excellent migrant spot in spring and autumn
A heathland reserve close to Norwich
Most famous for its winter flock of Bean Geese
Large grain drying barns inland from Titchwell
The most famous nature reserve in Norfolk if not the country.
An excellent site for ducks in harsh winters
An important heathland bog site in the west of the county
Breckland site with unique meres
A good woodland site in the north east of the county
A nature firendly corner of the local farm
The raptor viewpoint is now closed
The largest Little Tern Colony in Britain
A quiet alternative to the RSPB reserve
An extensive area of marsh and grazing meadow in the south east of the county
The largest Norfolk broad and a fantastic birding site
Extensive park and woodlands a few miles inland from the coast
A fabulous site where it is easy to spend a whole day at anytime of year.
The only accredited bird Observatory in Norfolk
A large wildlife reserve in the dune slacks of the North west of the county
A great coastal broads site
Excellent example of heathland along Holt Cromer ridge
Fantastic Wetland habitat and Golden Orioles
One of the best sites in Thetford forest
A quiet out of the way broad
Gravel workings in the west of the county
A series of leisure lakes in the west of the county
A very pleasant broad off the river Bure east of Wroxham
A pleasant broad close to Norwich
Traditional raptor roost site
Heath most famous for Nightingales and Nightjars
Excellent coastal marsh next door to Cley
A beautiful quiet spot along the river Little Ouse.
Hawk and Owl trust mixed habitat site near Fakenham
Arguably the best sea watching spot in the county
An excellent early migrant spot in the Nort west of the county
Famous for its wader spectacle as thousands of birds flock over the wash at high tide
An excellent migrant trap and area of salt marsh
A very productive wetland site
An excellent wetland site close to Norwich
A quiet reserve close to Norwich
This viewpoint gives a panoramic view over Swanton Great wood.
Sandwiched between Holme & Titchwell, offers excellent salt marsh and creek habitat.
One of the county's best reserves
Traditional site for Smew in winter
A small coastal reserve good for migrants
Excellent winter raptor roost site
The most famous site for Stone Curlew.
Excellent coastal woodland famed for attracting rare migrants
Wildfowl and Wetland Trust site in South West of County
A large area of water close to Norwich City Centre
A large coastal dune system famed for attracting migrants
AKA Golden Pheasant triangle