February half term adventures at Longshaw

Explore the woodlands at Longshaw this February half term and see which birds you can spot

Grab your wellies and binoculars and be a nature detective at Longshaw this half term. Explore the woodlands and see what birds you can spot on your adventures in the outdoors.

To celebrate National Nest Box Week, join us at Longshaw and be a nature detective for the day and see if you can spot all the different types of birds that live in the woodlands at Longshaw.

You can pick up a woodland bird spotter sheet from our team at The Welcome Building in the main Woodcroft car park Longshaw, every day of half term from 10:00am - 15:30pm. This is a free event and booking is not needed, so pack a bag and grab your family and friends and explore the world of birds and their special habitats at Longshaw. For more information please visit our What's On page.

A beautiful close up of a chaffinch captured by our Volunteer Photographer Kev Dunnington
A beautiful close up of a chaffinch captured by our Volunteer Photographer Kev Dunnington
A beautiful close up of a chaffinch captured by our Volunteer Photographer Kev Dunnington

Our rangers care for the habitats where our woodland birds live, all year round. Winter is an especially busy time of the year for our ranger teams as they are out and about in the estate working on woodland restoration projects. The team plant native trees to help encourage even more birds and wildlife to make their home at Longshaw and is also a vital ecosystem that provides food and shelter for all different types of animals and insects. Our rangers also monitor our bird boxes across the estate and build up records that identify the different species and their numbers, at specific times of the year.

Stop for a moment and look up into the canopy of branches in woodlands at Longshaw and see which birds you can spot
Stop for a moment and look up into the canopy of branches in woodlands at Longshaw and see which birds you can spot
Stop for a moment and look up into the canopy of branches in woodlands at Longshaw and see which birds you can spot

Types of birds you might spot while on your adventures around Longshaw are: chaffinch, robin, goldfinch, brambling, jay and nuthatch . Make sure you find time to stop and listen to all the different birdcalls in the tree branches above you.

You can recognise a goldfinch by the striking colours of their feathers
You can recognise a goldfinch by the striking colours of their feathers
You can recognise a goldfinch by the striking colours of their feathers