Morven House is ideally situated for birdwatchers wishing to walk to the Lodmoor or Radipole RSPB reserves or to watch sea birds from the Preston Sea Wall. Attractive species such as Cetti's Warbler, bearded tit, little egret, great crested grebe, oystercatcher and stonechat are often seen. Many other types of warblers, ducks , sea ducks, gulls and waders visit Weymouth Bay.
Gannets,fulmars,turnstones, and rock pipits are very common as are seasonally dependant visitors such as the guillemots and razorbills which usually line Portland's breeding ledges in May and June. It is approximately three miles to the Little Tern Colony at Ferrybridge and under ten miles to the Portland Bird Observatory. Other noteworthy nearby bird watching spots include the Fleet, Grange Heath , Creech Great Wood, Dancing Ledge and Thorncombe Woods.
There are hides at Hartland Moor, Abbotsbury, Studland, Brownsea, Arne, and Upton. In the autumn and winter massive flocks of over wintering geese congregate on the Fleet. It's a great location for most aquatic birds. The photo of the swans was taken at the Fleet.