Since moving to Cornwall we have had the opportunity to explore much of the county’s unique habitat in search of wildlife.

Understandably, certain places have become favourites, whether for their spectacular landscape or the wealth of wildlife found – often a combination of both, making for some unforgettable days out.

There are so many sites in Cornwall where rare resident or migrant birds, butterflies, moths, marine life and other animals can be seen. Many of these sites also contain plants found nowhere else in the British Isles.

The Latest sightings and gallery pages often feature photographs of a wide variety of wildlife seen from these sites.

Here are guides to some of these sites and the species we have seen.