Heathland Birds

Heathland is important for birds like the Nightjar, Stonechat and the much rarer Woodlark and Dartford Warbler.


Many other common or garden birds are heathland visitors, living in neighbouring gardens or woodlands, making Dorset a bird-watcher's paradise.

Photo Credit: Nick Dobbs 


All photos unless otherwise stated


The Partnership's aim is to alleviate urban pressures on the Dorset heaths brought about by new residential development in the area.

This is achieved with a combination of wardening, an inclusive education programme, access management and fire risk assessment and heath management.

There are several strands of monitoring to establish baseline data and to gauge success of work and projects. 


T: 01202 642787

E: urbanheaths@dorsetcc.gov.uk