Local Species : Although there is no direct access to Brading Marsh there is still a plentiful supply of sights to tickle your fancy.
Laundry Lane (the dismantled railway) between Brading and St. Helens, for example offers the chance to see waterfowl and perhaps several of the raptor species sometimes found in this spot such as the Hen Harrier, Marsh Harrier and Short-Eared Owl. Other rarities sometimes seen here include the Spoonbill and the Greylag Goose.
The more wooded and agricultural areas around the marsh and on the way to Culver can herald sightings of such birds as the Chiff Chaff, Wheater and occasionally in the spring, the Cuckoo or rarer summer migrants flying north to breed. Other species you may see include: Kingfisher, Canada Goose, Water Rail, Grey Heron and Little Egret.