• By the sea bundle
  • Summer coastal birds
  • Cetaceans and seals

By the sea

Summer wildlife bundle

July and August are fantastic months for getting outside. And the seaside is a great place to explore nature. Of course seashells are easy to find on sandy beaches. But looking for seabirds and sea mammals is more of a challenge! Our By the sea bundle features over 100 different species for you to find this summer.

Seashells guide

The FSC Seashells guide features 40 common seashells found on the seashore in Britain and Ireland. Accompanying text describes how to identify each type of shell. Shells are a common sight at the seaside. This seashells guide is perfect to take with you when walking along the beach or coastline. Great places to hunt for seashells include the strandline, beaches close to river estuaries and bottom of the beach at low tide. Alternatively, if you just want to learn more about seashells, this guide is just the place to start!

Sea birds guide

The FSC Summer coastal birds guide features 28 of the birds to spot around the coast of Britain and Ireland in the summer months. The guide includes both cliff-nesting birds (like gannet and razorbill) and wading birds (such as oystercatcher and avocet), as well as all the common seagulls. Illustrations show birds their adult summer plumage. Accompanying text covers body size, summer activity and key things to look out for.

Sea mammals guide

The FSC Cetaceans and seals guide features 25 species of seals, dolphins, porpoises and whales most likely to be seen in UK waters. A group of fast moving animals leaping from the sea surface is likely to be a group of cetaceans. The group may include more than one species. Binoculars or a telescope are helpful. Close to shore, the most common sea mammals are the bottlenose dolphin and harbour porpoise. Sometimes also seen from land are common dolphins, Risso dolphins, common minke whales and white-beaked dolphins.