Bird Watching Carmarthenshire
If you are a bird lover then come and stay at Old Oak Barn which is a paradise for those who want to go bird watching in Carmarthenshire.
We have so many different breeds who visit the valley – some stay all year like the wagtails and some just appear for a few months like the chiff chaff, house martin and swallow in the summer. Some like field fare pass through on their way north or south! Whatever time you are here there is always something to watch and listen out for. Our formal bird count identified nearly 50 different species – taken on 31 March and 1 April a few years ago.
Some of our favourites who reside here most of the year include the following:-
Several places within an hour or so offer guided bird watching walks at certain times of the year. For example Dinefwr Castle which is owned by the Wildlife Trust and managed by Cadw organises several events which enable beginners to identify birdsong and to recognise different birds seen during the walks. Phone 01558824512 for the next bird watching walk or dawn chorus morning walk as it is sometimes called. Or you could pop down to the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust site near Llanelli for the Dawn Chorus Walk on 30 April which starts at 6.00 a.m. I am planning to give this a go!