Discover Morecambe Bay's winter wonders
It's been a great year for nature and the Morecambe Bay Nature Tourism Business Network. Hopefully you have had chance to download the Sense of Place Toolkit and Nature on your Doorstep Guides to help sell the special nature of the Bay to your visitors. If you haven't had chance yet, New Year would be a great time to revamp your promotional material and websites to encourage people to discover the nature, history, food and walks that make a trip to Morecambe Bay extra special.
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Morecambe Bay is famous for it's birds and at this time of year the bay is brimming with waders and wildfowl that overwinter here. Over 240,000 birds will settle here during autumn and winter. Seek out knot as they form large flocks around the coast and estuaries, alongside curlew, lapwing and oystercatcher, as well as pink footed goose that have headed south for winter.
The best time to see birds along the coast is a couple of hours before and after a high tide as they move closer to the shore. Take a stroll along the coast at any of these places to experience this winter spectacular: South Walney, Humphrey Head, Grange, Arnside and Morecambe Promenades, Heysham Head, Cockerham and Pilling for pink footed geese, Wyre Country Park and Estuary and Rossall Point.