LapwingThe Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is a special place for upland birds thanks to its diversity of habitats and landscapes. Birds such as Hen Harriers, Ring Ouzels and Whinchats, as well as many other species, can all be found in the beautiful hills and valleys of the fells.

Please act responsibly when visiting the countryside, especially when visiting moorland areas, as inadvertent disturbance of some of these specially protected birds could be detrimental to their well being. Ground nesting birds are particularly vulnerable and an information leaflet with an attractive bird ID guide has been put together in partnership with English Nature, the RSPB and Lancashire Countryside Service.