Wildlife Calendar

by 6th May 2022

Isle of Man - Wildlife Calendar


There is much nature and wildlife to see in the countryside and around the coast of the Island. Whatever time of year, we've got you covered for what to look out for.



  • Wintersweet in flower
  • Whooper Swans in Jurby Parish
  • Golden Plover over-wintering at the Ayres.



  • Lesser Celandine in flower in sheltered spots
  • Song and Mistle Thrushes in song
  • Rooks and Ravens becoming active.



  • Primroses now in flower
  • The first of the year's butterflies can be seen.



  • Marsh Marigolds in full bloom
  • Wood Anemones flowering in the glens
  • Willow Warblers arriving to breed
  • Ferns beginning to unfold.



  • Sea Pinks and Bluebells in bloom
  • Swallows and Martins in full flight.



  • Orchids in full bloom
  • Yellow Flag Iris in flower
  • The 'roding' (soft croaking call) of the male Woodcock can be heard in the evenings at Ballaugh Curraghs.



  • Manx hay meadows at their most colourful
  • Seabird concentrations off the Ayres coast
  • Basking sharks frequently seen.



  • Abundance of Red Admiral and Painted Lady Butterflies
  • Wetland plants in flower
  • Skuas busy chasing Terns.



  • Hills take on purple and yellow hue
  • Fuchsias shedding their blooms
  • Red-throated Divers appear in good numbers in the north.



  • Influx of winter Thrushes, Redwings and Fieldfare
  • Autumn colours in glens
  • Seals can be heard singing.





  • Carpets of mosses and liverworts found in northern glens
  • Mountain Hares wearing white winter coats
Posted by Yabsta
6th May 2022 10:55 pm.
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