Bird Watching in North Norfolk
From wide, open beaches and vast skies through to crashing waves and meandering saltmarsh creeks, North Norfolk has something for everybody. There is no better place to blow away the cobwebs, get some lungfuls of fresh air and enjoy all that nature has to offer.
For many, it is the landscape and the wildlife that calls the coast its home that offers so much.
The RSPB’s Titchwell Marsh offers the unique opportunity to experience some of the UK’s rare wildlife up close. It is a great day out for the whole family with a wide range of guided walks, family events and children’s self-guided walks.
Big skies, a fabulous sandy beach and bird-filled reedbeds, lagoons and marshes are just a few of the gems tucked away inside Titchwell’s treasure trove of natural delights. It’s no wonder that this is one of the RSPB’s most popular nature reserves and a key tourist attraction on the north Norfolk coast.
Titchwell Marsh offers the unique opportunity to experience some of the UK’s rare wildlife up close. It is a great day out for the whole family with a wide range of guided walks, family events and children’s self-guided walks.
Experience the marsh harriers soaring over the reedbed, hear the booming call of the elusive bittern in spring, capture a great photo of the water vole family and see the avocet aggressively protecting its chicks.
Visit the information desk for latest news of wildlife on site, explore the gift shop and indulge in a delicious slice of cake or hot food in our inviting cafe.
Titchwell Marsh top things to see:
Be mesmorised by the sky-dancing marsh harriers
Meet our water vole family as they feed close to the Meadow Trail
Witness the clumsy chick and ducklings following in the trail of their parents
Get up and personal with hundreds of ducks and geese on the freshwater marsh
Welcome the many returning migrating birds
Around the visitor centre is the best place to see the elusive water rail
In Autumn, RSPB Snettisham nature reserve comes in to its element. Vast skies and acres of gleaming saltmarsh see flocks of thousands of wading birds drawing patterns in the sky.
Further along the coast from Titchwell is a wide sweep of blonde sand – Holkham beach – that is lined by dunes and a belt of tall pine tree woodland, a great place for long walks or short paddles, with much to offer regardless of season.
You can walk from Holkham through the woods to the quay-fronted town of Wells-next-the-sea. An autumn stop here at might see you catch skeins of pink-footed geese flying from there roosting grounds out on the Wash to the fields of north Norfolk where they feed on sugar beet tops.