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Ventnor Illuminated Carnival 2018

Ventnor Illuminated Carnival 2018

Join in with the carnival fun of Ventnor's Illuminated Procession! Please see website for route details.

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Winter bird watching at Pagham Harbour

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Visitor Centre
Selsey Road
Selsey
West Sussex
PO20 7NE

Tel: +44 01243 641508

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Kay Optical Field Day at Pagham Harbour

Winter is the best time to see the variety of waders and wildfowl around the Harbour.
It is best to check a tide table and plan your visit as the tide is coming in. (Pagham Harbour tide tables are on sale at the Visitor Centre in Sidlesham).
As the water rises in the Harbour the birds are pushed off the mudflats and up on to the saltmarsh and the surrounding fields, especially on the north side of the Reserve. Birds present at this time of the year include Dark Bellied Brent, Wigeon, Black Tailed Godwit, Knot and (if you are in luck) Avocet.
These birds can be viewed from anywhere around the Harbour's edge but some of the better areas to try are the north fields and Breach Pool, and the hides at Pagham Spit and Church Norton.

At this time of the year it is worth a look on the sea from the two spits. Offshore, particularly at high tide, a wide range of seaducks, divers and grebes can be viewed.

Click on the link provided for all the latest news and seasonal wildlife to watch out for at Pagham Harbour, just west of Bognor Regis.

Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year
Open (1 Dec 2017 - 28 Feb 2018)

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