Go Birdwatching in Norfolk
Seacroft Holiday Village is in an ideal location for birdwatching fans – Norfolk. Birdwatching in Norfolk is a fun and challenging activity, and a peaceful way to spend the day as you must be extremely quiet when trying to spot some of the birdlife that calls the county home. There are lots of fantastic spots within the county for birdwatching, as nature reserves are plentiful.
The Broads National Park makes up just 0.1% of the UK, but is home to more than a quarter of the nation’s rarest wildlife, making this a prime location when birdwatching in Norfolk. There are a couple of ways to explore the Broads National Park as you can read about on our website here (link to Broads article), but the best way to see the birds that inhabit the wetlands is from specially designed viewpoints and designated walkways within the county’s nature reserves.
If you’re looking for something as close to Seacroft Holiday Village as possible, then perhaps try Martham Broad Nature Reserve. 3.5 miles north of Hemsby, Martham Broad Nature Reserve is a fantastic spot for birdwatching in Norfolk. Comprised of two shallow Broads, split by the River Thurne, the reserve has lots of surrounding fen, reedbed and marsh – natural habitats to plenty of Norfolk’s birds.
Common cranes are known to live within the reserve, and can be seen in flight in this area. There is plenty of wildfowl in winter who are common guests of the Broad, including hen harrier and merlin. Bittern, marsh harrier and barn owls can also be seen at this reserve.
Barton Broad is also a fantastic option as well with the River Ant and Marshes National Nature Reserve. This is a great spot to see the colourful little kingfisher, with its electric blue and orange feathers. Marsh harrier can also be seen here, as well as bittern.
Don’t forget to log you sighting on BirdTrack! A notepad and pen would also be useful to keep track of the birds that you see if you would like.
Please always be respectful of wildlife.
Please check with service provider before travelling for correct information. Last reviewed 25 May 2017.