This extraordinary place is famous for its amazing wildlife, stunning scenery, and superb walks. From the seasonal abundance of stunning butterflies to the shining sands of Morecambe Bay, the area is simply awe-inspiring - full of natural spectacles and a surprise around every corner.
Morecambe Bay is one of the finest bird watching areas in the UK and the place to see a host of waders such as Oystercatcher, Curlew and Black-tailed Godwit. Visit RSPB Leighton Moss to see Bearded Tit, Bittern and Avocet. Then look out for Woodcock, Green Woodpecker, Marsh Tit and Kingfisher as you enjoy a walk through the woodlands or by the rivers of the AONB.
- The ‘booming’ Bittern. Bitterns are shy, secretive birds and it is their loud, booming mating call in spring which annouces their presence in the reedbeds
- Marsh Harriers displaying above the reedbeds. They are amazing to watch as they pass food to each other in flight.
- Huge flocks of Starlings – called ‘murmurations’ – wheeling in the sky before pouring into the reedbeds to roost.