Winter wildlife spotting

This is one of the best times of the year for seeing wildlife on the lagoon due to the large numbers of rare migrating birds.

  • The rare black-tailed godwit

  • Large numbers of migrating avocets

  • Many types of duck including the wigeon

  • Other birds including the green woodpecker and willow warble

Check out the DWT Brownsea lagoon webcam and see which wildfowl to look out for before you visit us.
Snow covered quay Brownsea Island

Winter Weekends 

The island will be open weekends from Saturday 4 February, and open every day from Saturday 18 March.