Whatever the season in Wales, there’s a variety of wildlife to see and autumn is no exception.
Seals and sea life
Pembrokeshire is a great place to see baby seals, around the coast and islands. Take a trip to Ramsey Island or around the island during the autumn and you may see some of the seal pups. Each autumn several hundred seals are on the island. Skomer Island is another haven to see seals, with trips running until 31 October.
Other species that can be seen off our coasts include whales and dolphins near Ramsey Island.
Autumn is a great time to visit a woodland. See the changing colours on the trees and watch birds and animals collecting nuts, seeds and berries. You may see squirrels. The grey squirrel was introduced to Britain in 1876 and is now the dominant species in much of Wales. On the Isle of Anglesey, native red squirrels thrive.
Birds start to migrate south, with some leaving Wales, while others head here to spend the winter. The sounds and sights of flocking birds are one of the UK's iconic autumn wildlife spectacles at Pwllpatti and Llanbwchllyn. Or watch the feeding time of hundreds of redkites at Bwlch Nant Yr Arian Forest Centre and Gigrin Farm in mid Wales.
Where to see wildlife
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- A - Z places to go
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- Visit Wales autumn and winter wildlife page
information on wildlife during the autumn and winter season
- Wildlife Trust Wales
There are six wildlife trusts that cover the whole of Wales