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Bird Watching Cardigan Bay

Bird watching cardigan bay

Bird watching cardigan bay

Bird Watching at Troedyhiw

The holiday cottages at Troedyrhiw Holiday Cottages are ideally located for exploring some of the best birdwatching locations in the Wales.  With some   of the finest nature reserves in the country, and with its unique   position on the West coast of Wales, whether you are a seasoned ‘twitcher’ or enthusiastic amateur; West Wales remains a top birdwatching  destination.

The Cardigan Bay coast is the home of the Wildlife Trust’s of South & West Wales.

The Teifi Marshes is situated on the floor of the wide pre-glacial channel   left by the former course of the Teifi and now occupied by the river   Piliau, which meanders through the marshes in a narrow but deceptively   deep cut. A range of habitats is supported, from open pasture and well   wooded hedgerows, through Alder and Willow carr, freshwater marsh with   open pools and reedbeds to tidal mudbanks.

Flooding is extensive in winter, when the area attracts large numbers   of wildfowl, notably Teal, Wigeon and Mallard. Water Rail are present   in winter in considerable numbers, and other regular winter visitors   include Snipe, Curlew and Lapwing. Peregrines hunt over the marshes.   Breedings birds include Reed, Sedge and Cetti’s Warblers and both   Whitethroats, Shelduck and Moorhen. Herons also breed nearby.

Otters and Mink are present in the marshes, Water Shrews are numerous   and Sika and Red Deer are now present. Fish species include Lamprey,   Stickleback, Mullets, Eel, Sewin and Salmon. Frogs and Toads are   numerous and both Grass Snakes and Adders are present on the reserve.         The rich assemblage of dragonflies include Emperor, Broad-bodied Chaser, Southern Hawker and Scarce Blue-tailed Damselfly. Water Buffalo are used to graze the site at certain times of the year.

At Troedyrhiw Holiday Cottages we are located in the Nant Arberth valley surrounded by ancient semi natural woodland which stretches the length of the valley where it meets the river Teifi. There are regular sighting of Buzzard, Red Kite, Heron, Greater and Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers, Dippers, Chiffchaff, Tawny Owl and Sparrowhawk with Woodcock visiting in winter.

Troedyrhiw Holiday Cottages | Cardigan Bay | West Coast of Wales