Important birds of the Santon Downham region

So, far from being a boring habitat without a great variety of species, Santon Downham and its surroundings offers aesthetically pleasing areas rich in wildlife. From my own garden on the edge of the village, I have seen or heard almost 80 species of birds within the three and a half years that I have lived there.

Keep you ears and eyes alert and you never know what birds you might see.:-

Red-backed Shrike






Many thanks to Ron Hoblyn for commenting on and adding to this manuscript. (Ron has lived in the village for 30 years - his seen and heard bird list from his garden is 133!)

Dr Derek Toomer, Membership Development Officer, British Trust for Ornithology Thetford, Norfolk.