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
  • Havergate Island

    November Highlights

    I have now been the South Suffolk Coast warden for 5 months, and what a 5 months it has been! I have learnt the ropes on October Storm, our visitor boat without too much drama and got to know Havergate Island pretty well now. I have met many visitors...
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    Full steam ahead

    We had an early start last week to meet Guinevere on the quay. Guinevere is the vehicle ferry over to Orfordness, however she is always happy to assist us getting supplies across and onto Havergate. Occasionally, when we have bigger jobs that need completing...
  • Havergate Island

    Come rain or shine

    I think autumn has definitely settled in now. I was told Havergate could be a very cold and harsh place, especially in the winter and I can quite believe it! Even now in mid October a warm coat and a hat is recommended. You shouldn’t be put off...
  • Havergate Island

    An island in the sun

    Yesterday I was lucky enough to visit Havergate Island for the first time this year to help Dave and Aaron to lead walks for some of the RSPB's Sea Life Guardians . Havergate is always a magical place, but it was even more special yesterday with...
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    Spoonbill Event

    The team here at Havergate had a great weekend running the Spoonbill event on the 2 nd and 3 rd August. The sun continued to shine both days and the boat was full on all trips with first timers to the island and a few returning visitors. Thankfully...
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