Norfolk Wildlife

Pensthorpe is a natural haven for many species of birds, mammals, invertebrates and plants. The diverse range of priority habitats together create a stunning rich landscape which Pensthorpe Conservation Trust manages for wildlife.

Walking one of the many trails is the perfect way to explore the incredible diversity of the Pensthorpe landscape. Spend time in one of the many bird hides overlooking wader scrape, woodland or lake and you access a different world with sightings of goldcrest, sparrowhawk, bittern, kingfisher and pink-footed geese. Many migratory species breed at Pensthorpe or take advantage of the perfect foraging conditions as they prepare for winter migration.  You can find out more about migratory species here at Pensthorpe by heading to our dedicated migration page.

Norfolk is of vital importance to many species including skylark, stone curlew, otters, soprano pipistrelle bat, reed bunting, desmoulin's whorl snail and white-clawed crayfish.