Havergate Island

Havergate Island

Havergate Island
Welcome to the Havergate community group. Havergate is a magical place, Suffolk’s only island! The reserve is nestled within the Alde & Ore estuary and is well known for its year round bird spectacle.
Latest blog posts
  • Alde-Ore Estuary Project recognised in Natura 2000 awards 2015

    The project was one of the most ambitious habitat enhancement projects ever undertaken on the Suffolk coast. The partnership project undertaken by the National Trust at its Orford Ness site and the RSPB at its nearby Havergate Island nature reserve was...
  • Gulls, gulls, gulls

    Over the last 2 months on Havergate we have been cracking on with the new hide (being built to replace main hide and Gullery hide which were both destroyed during the tidal surge) As you can see from the photo we have had to get a lot of equipment and...
  • Happy Hares

    At the end of March we hosted our annual hare weekend. However unfortunately due to bad weather we had to cancel the Sunday trip. On the Saturday visitors enjoyed watching and photographing the hares, 2 of which very obligingly sat pretty much all day...
  • Spring is in the air

    We are nearly at the end of winter and Havergate is already starting to show signs of Spring. The Gulls have started appearing in ever increasing numbers sitting on territory, the gorse is budding and the Hares appear to be getting livelier. Reed buntings...
  • Looking ahead on Havergate

    Firstly I would like to wish everyone a happy new year from all the team here at Havergate. The year has started very blustery and we have also had few very high tides. We managed to fit in the first visitor trip of the year on the 3 rd Jan on one...
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