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Bowling Green Marsh, Topsham

An RSPB reserve at the top of the Exe Estuary. The hide provides an excellent place to spend a wet winter's day. It is best to visit around high tide when the birds leave the estuary to roost here.

  • RSPB Exe Estuary
  • The BBC Weather Centre gives six day tide tables for the South West. The Starcross tides are the closest to Topsham's.

Bowling Green Marsh

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Exminster Marshes


Dawlish Warren



My Exe Estuary List
  1. Slavonian Grebe
  2. Little Grebe or Dabchick
  3. Great Crested Grebe
  4. Cormorant
  5. Shag
  6. Little Egret
  7. Grey Heron
  8. Glossy Ibis
  9. Spoonbill
  10. Mute Swan
  11. Greylag Goose
  12. Canada Goose
  13. Brent Goose
  14. Shelduck
  15. Mandarin
  16. Mallard
  17. Gadwall
  18. Pintail
  19. Shoveler
  20. Wigeon
  21. Teal
  22. Pochard
  23. Tufted Duck
  24. Eider
  25. Goldeneye
  26. Red-breasted Merganser
  27. Kestrel
  28. Peregrine
  29. Water Rail
  30. Moorhen
  31. Coot
  32. Oystercatcher
  33. Avocet
  34. Ringed Plover
  35. Grey Plover
  36. Golden Plover
  37. Lapwing
  38. Knot
  39. Sanderling
  40. Dunlin
  41. Common Sandpiper
  42. Redshank
  43. Spotted Redshank
  44. Greenshank
  45. Black-tailed Godwit
  46. Bar-tailed Godwit
  47. Curlew
  48. Snipe
  49. Ruff
  50. Black-headed Gull
  51. Common Gull
  52. Herring Gull
  53. Lesser Black-back
  54. Great Black-back
  55. Woodpigeon
  56. Pied Wagtail
  57. Grey Wagtail
  58. Wren
  59. Dunnock
  60. Robin
  61. Stonechat
  62. Song Thrush
  63. Blackbird
  64. Chiff Chaff
  65. Goldcrest
  66. Great Tit
  67. Blue Tit
  68. Magpie
  69. Jay
  70. Jackdaw
  71. Rook
  72. Carrion Crow
  73. Raven
  74. Starling
  75. House Sparrow
  76. Chaffinch
  77. Linnet
  78. Goldfinch
  79. Greenfinch
Possibles (?) and...
Very dubious possibles (??)
  1. Black-necked Grebe??
  2. Lesser Scaup?
  3. Curlew Sandpiper?
Created 8/12/03
Last Modified 6/3/07