Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)

Easily identified by their black and white plumage and distinctive, long up-turned bill, Avocets were once extinct in the UK. The Tamar Estuary was the first wintering location for avocets after they returned to UK shores in 1947. Classified in the UK as an Amber List species under the Birds of Conservation Concern review.

Designated as a feature of the Special Protection Area (SPA)