Blackpill Wildlife Centre and SSSI

Swansea

Blackpill Wildlife Centre and SSSI

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Swansea Bay provides an over wintering and passage site for a larger number of waders. Although forming part of a complex which includes the Gwendraeth, Burry and Severn Estuaries, it supports significant proportions of some species in its own right the Bay is of international importance in this respect. The Centre celebrates this Site of Special Scientific Interest located in the heart of the sweeping Swansea Bay, at Blackpill. The Wildlife Centre was opened to make Swansea residents and visitors aware of the importance of such a site, and to encourage them to be conscious of conservationist ideas.
Blackpill is an important feeding station for migratory waders such as Sanderling, Ringed Plovers and Oystercatchers. These birds stop over to refuel on their global journeys, from Africa to Greenland, and the Russian Steppes, and back again. The Centre is only open from October to April, to view the migratory birds on Blackpill's SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest).

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A Partnership between the West Glamorgan RSPB Members Group, The Gower Ornithological Society, and the City and Council of Swansea. The RSPB Group and Ornithological Society have regular talks and meetings open to all at the Environment Centre.

01269 822876

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