Look for the wildlife on Orford Ness

What you see on Orford Ness is seasonal. Here is a selection of what you could see on your walk.

Oyster catcher on Orford Ness

Catch a glimpse of our wildlife 

From delicate Chinese water deer and big brown hares to barn owls and birds of prey including falcons and marsh harriers, there's lots of wildlife to discover on a visit to the Ness.

Sea Pea on Orford Ness

Precious plants 

How have the plants that live here adapted to survive the challenges of living in the salty atmosphere of the coast and the desert-like conditions of the shingle?

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Lagoons on Kings Marsh Orford Ness

Fragile beauty 

The habitats on Orford Ness are very varied. Vegetated shingle to brackish lagoons, reed marshes to mud flats. These habitats are a haven for wildlife.