WALES (an island in NW)
ANGLESEY (Llangefni), (c)
National Grid 00o00´/00o00´ N/A ha m, a wide variety of habitats, with maritime cliffs, grazing fields, lakes and marshes on rolling hills.
Spring to summer (9-11.7.93)
Birding Site Guide
Anglesey is comprised of several islands the largest island of the same name being approximately 20 miles by 15 miles the other main island to the W being the much smaller Holy Island. Anglesey is reached from the mainland via Bangor over the Menai Straits channel to Menia Bridge and Holy Island is reached from here via the central A5. The other main roads are the northern A5025 and southern A4080 and there is a wide network of complimentary B and minor roads. There is no shortage of hotels and bed and breakfast (B & B) places to stay, although in the summer season it may be difficult to find somewhere cheap. There is always the option of camping though or as we did sleeping in cars and in a disused rail station (with leaking porch so we got soaked anyway!). Birding sites include several coastal reserves.
SOUTH STACK ROYAL SOCIETY for the PROTECTION of BIRDS RESERVE
National Grid SH209827 00o00´/00o00´ N/A ha m, high sea cliffs and coastal meadows.
This reserve, which is located at the western extremity of Holy Island boasts a number of special species the most important of which is Chough, which are easily seen and heard. Also here are Raven, various seabirds such as Fulmar, Gannet, Kittiwake etc. Further offshore Manx Shearwaters can be seen during the breeding season. The cliffs also hold numbers of common passerines such as Meadow Pipit, Linnet and Greenfinch. Black Guillemot is possible here as with nearly any coastal cliffs on the islands.
CEMLYN BAY NORTH WALES WILDLIFE TRUST RESERVE
National Grid SH329936 & SH336932 (car parks) 00o00´/00o00´ N/A ha m, scenic low-lying coastal area of salt marsh, lagoon and grass with rocky coves and shingle.
Noted for its nesting Sandwich, Arctic and Roseate Terns this reserve is located on the N side of Anglesey. A wide range of other shore, coastal and marine species can be found here too.
FEDW FAWR NATIONAL TRUST RESERVE
National Grid SH602818 00o00´/00o00´ N/A ha m
Is near Llanddona on the E side of Holyhead (directly N of Menia Bridge). Has flower rich limestone cliff tops and cliffs and many sea birds.
Anglesey Heritage (for all sites) Anglesey Heritage
North Wales Wildlife Trust (Cemlyn Bay) North Wales Wildlife Trust