Only Birds Aloud on the Great Orme

Great Orme Tram View 1 August

The Victorian Tram has just started up for the season

There's nothing like a sunny Sunday to get visitors flooding into Llandudno, and why not, it's a beautiful place to visit. But if you don't want to be among the crowd, the limestone headland of the Great Orme offers a great escape. With so many different paths and tracks to follow, there's always somewhere quiet if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of people and enjoy the stunning scenery and the wildlife. You can always find a peaceful corner where all you can hear is the sound of birds.

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Argy-bargy Fulmar-style on the cliff ledges!

Pairs of Fulmar chuckle and bicker on narrow ledges on the cliffs. A Peregrine screams as it flashes past at top speed causing panic amongst the Feral Pigeons. Two glossy, charismatic, red-billed Chough call to one another as they swoop in to land below a rock face and probe into a crack, could this make a suitable nest site?

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Charismatic Chough, always a thrill to see them

A male Meadow Pipit performs its parachute display to impress a potential mate, obviously appreciate today's spring warmth. A male Stonechat perches up on the highest point of a gorse bush and makes its distinctive 'two stones together' call, while a female sits on the next-door clump. A Skylark sings its amazing fluty song from high above, always an uplifting sound that makes you think of hot sunny days. A Raven kronks from a its lookout point on a rock on the skyline, while a Wren dives for cover in the base of dense clump of dead bracken.


Dapper male Stonechat sits up in full view

Refreshed, soothed and invigorated, it's time to go back down into town and rejoin all the happy tourists enjoying ice creams in the spring sunshine, knowing that up on the Great Orme, there's always another world of peace and calm.

Goat Great Orme male Sept 1

Local residents: Kashmir goats!

View of Llandudno

A stunning view of the Great Orme from the Little Orme

If you'd like to explore some hidden corners of the Great Orme to enjoy the special birds to be found here, come and join us on one of our Best of North Wales Birdwatching Daytrips, please see Very Best of North Wales Daytrip or email us on for more details. We look forward to sharing great birds with you soon!

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