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Birds at Westonbirt Arboretum

Female ChaffinchWestonbirt, The National Arboretum has 240 hectares (600 acres) of woodland and grassland creating a fantastic habitat for birds. 

Westonbirt has a variety of woodland birds from nuthatches and tawny owls to tree creepers and all of the usual tit family. Species vary in their preference between Westonbirt's native and exotic trees.

Silk Wood and the Old Arboretum burst into birdsong in spring, swallows nest around the old outbuildings in the summer months and in the winter redwings and fieldfares often visit. 

In autumn 2011 Westonbirt Arboretum opened a new bird viewing area near Holly Bush Gate in the Old Arboretum. This replaced the previous viewing area in the education centre and offers an exciting view into birdlife in the Old Arboretum.

Last updated: 8th August 2016

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