Exmoor Wildwatch


Exmoor is home to a fantastic array of wildlife and with a little bit of effort you can get to see more of it. Now in its third year, Exmoor Wild Watch is an opportunity for you to join us in finding out more about some of the species that are particularly characteristic of Exmoor. We would love to hear from you if you see any of the species listed below. Some are nationally rare, others we simply do not know enough about.

To submit a record simply click on a species below to find out more and to report a sighting. If you are inspired after taking part in this survey you may want to take part in one of the many family friendly events, please see the event pages. Equally you may want to get involved in an Exmoor Wild Watch training event. These include one off Discovery sessions to longer term surveys. When out looking for wildlife please ensure you follow the Countryside Code at all times.

You can pick up a handy spotters guide and family wildlife leaflet from a National Park Centre

Click Here to submit your records

Wild watch species we need you to spot in 2017...


Britain's only venemous snake, not aggressive and bites are very rare. 
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Elusive hedgerow dweller that loves hazelnuts.
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Atlantic Grey Seal

Keep an eye out for these marine mammals as you explore the Exmoor Coast.
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Golden Ringed Dragonfly

Britain's longest insect and a fierce hunter.
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Tree Bumblebee

A relative newcomer to the UK, first recorded in 2001.
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Grey Wagtail

These insect eating birds are often seen by fast flowing rivers and streams.
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Red Kite

Easy to identify with their forked tails, these graceful fliers are expanding their range.
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Red Admiral Butterfly

Every year our native populations of this large butterfly are joined by migrants from Europe.
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This beautiful falcon, with its unmistakable hovering flight is thought to have declined in numbers recently.
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Let us know if you hear, or more rarely see one of these fascinating summer visitors.
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