Wildlife Attractions in Wales

If you love wildlife, it is very easy to spot the many fauna right from the lap of nature, in Wales. There are some specific locations to watch wildlife. Birds, dolphins and even otters can be found in numerous sites. Here are some of the wildlife that you can see for yourself if you are interested in doing so.


The nesting season of Ospreys is in the summer and they flock to Cors Dyfi reserve situated in Machynlleth. This reserve is also home to some other birds such as the red kite, marsh harriers and honey buzzard. The wet lands in the area also abound with water buffalo and children are very fond of them. The area has a visitors centre with wheelchair access.


You can spot dolphins from several coastal parts of Cardigan Bay, on a regular basis. The Marine Wildlife Centre in the area organises boat trips from April onwards. Also available are seashore safaris to watch dolphins conducted by the North Wales Wildlife Trust, during the summer months.


If you are lucky you can spot otters in certain parts of Wales. Visitors who have visited the scenic Gilfach Farm Reserve situated in Radnorshire have reported seeing otters in the reserve. The best period to visit the reserve is October, as it is at this time that otters arrive at the waterfalls there, in order to catch the wildly leaping salmon.

Red Kite

These magnificent birds were almost near extinction, but surprisingly they have increased in numbers to about 1,000 breeding pairs. There are feeding stations situated in Gilgrin Farm near the Gilfach Farm reserve and also at the Red Kite Feeding Centre located in Llanddeusant, west of Brecon Beacons National Park.


Puffins and Manx Shearwaters can be found in large numbers at the famous Skokholm and Skomer Islands. These islands are home to numerous grey seals. To visit the location, it is necessary to book your visits beforehand. Boats make trips to these islands during March – December. This area is ideal for a super family day out.

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