General Location: Trevose Head is a rocky headland.on the exposed north coast The Southwest Coast Path closely follows the coastline and allows for good general access to the area. Constantine Bay is a sandy beach situated south of Trevose Head and under Trevose Golf Club, and Mother Ivey’s Bay and Harlyn Bay are sandy beaches to the east of the head.
Directions and Access: Drive west from Padstow along the B3276 etc etc The Trevose Head car park is at FD43 56F
General resume of habitat and typical birds: The area behind the coast is rough grassland with occasional low gorse bushes, turning to fields of cereal further inland. The lighthouse of Trevose Head attracts migrants in spring and autumn in appropriate weather.
(Then the birds, either in a written passage or as below:)
Year round: Corn Bunting, Stonechat
Winter: Red-throated Diver, Lapwing +
Summer: Guillemot, +
Spring and autumn: Migrants and vagrants (list half dozen typical including Wheatear),seabirds as above.
Rare birds: (BBRC) seen in the area include Little Shearwater, Gyr Falcon, Tawny Pipit, Siberian Stonechat, Sardinian Warbler, Pied Wheatear (Nov 2018) and Red-eyed Vireo in addition to a good list of the scarcer passage migrants.
Specific birding tips/more detailed information (based on the map above):
Historically, the best months for seawatching from Trevose Head have been August and September for Great, Cory’s, Balearic and Sooty Shearwater. Leach’s Petrels and Sabine’s Gulls are to be found later in September and into October. However any time of year can be productive given the right conditions. Seawatching is best in or immediately following westerly or northwest winds.
Possible route including known hot spots: The coastal path and immediate scrub and fields can be explored, with certain hotspots, notably the Lighthouse and the blah blah (point A) on the map. The blah bah (another paragraph or two)
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