Cornwall Lagoon

One of favorite choices to visit at this time of year is the local sewage lagoon.  Local lagoons often attract a variety of birds and enable us to view them closer than they normally might be seen.  Birds that might be seen include ducks, swallows and a number of song birds.  With these birds present, you may also see the birds that prey on them.

Swallows are often attracted to lagoons as they are often the sight of a variety of insects.  One can often observe them as they swoop across the water or as they rest on nearby wires, fences and trees.



Waterfowl often find these lagoons as a source of food (don’t ask) and as a spot that is relatively protected.  One can often find them with young and you can see the families.



When visiting a lagoon it is often wise to be on the watch for a merlin or an eagle as they are attracted to the areas where other birds are present.

Some of my favourite Lagoons are: 

Hyde Park in Cornwall

Mount Stewart


Overview of Cornwall Lagoon

Overview of Cornwall Lagoon

Overview of Cornwall Lagoon

Text and Photos by REArvidson

Ron Arvidson is an Artist and Teacher as well as an avid Birder.  Ron is also an Administrator for Birding on PEI.