Birdwatching & Wildlife
If you’re after some brilliant birdwatching, Newton-by-the-Sea won’t disappoint. In the area around the village, you’ll see so many species of birds such as common terns, eider ducks, curlews, and grey herons. And, it doesn’t stop there, the area is known for its pretty wildlife too like grey seals, harbour porpoises, roe deer, and brown hares.
Take a trip to the Newton Pool Bird Reserve to see a variety of rare birds. To find it, take a short stroll from the Low Newton public car park towards the village square and follow the path as it leads you behind The Ship Inn. Adjacent to the path is a wet grassland area that attracts a variety of wading birds, notable sightings include little and temminck’s stints, a pectoral sandpiper, and a baird’s sandpiper that had migrated from boulmer.
Further along the path, a newly constructed bird hide awaits at the edge of a freshwater pond, offering visitors a tranquil space to admire the stunning scenery and observe wildlife up close. Due to its proximity to the coastline, the reserve is frequented by migratory birds during the spring and autumn seasons, and it has even hosted rare species like the red-backed shrike, yellow-browed warbler, red-breasted flycatcher, and greenish and barred warblers.