Places to see birds

Drake teal profile

Four main streams enter the reserve and their valleys form large bays of shallow water and during the winter provide excellent feeding and sheltering areas for wildfowl. As the water level drops in summer, stretches of mud offer feeding areas for migrating waders. More...

Osprey in larch tree

This internationally famous nature reserve is managed in partnership with Anglian Water and the Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust and provides one of the most important wildfowl sanctuaries in Great Britain, regularly holding in excess of 20,000 waterfowl. It is a site of special scientific interest, is designated as a European Special Protection Area and internationally recognised as a globally important wetland RAMSAR site. More...

Reed warbler singing in reedbed

The results of Wetland Birds Survey counts show that the Stanwick Lakes site is one of the key sites within the valley and is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest. More...

Male goldeneye

Summer Leys is an example of how to create the right conditions for a variety of wildlife. This important wetland within the Upper Nene Valley is made up of flooded gravel pits, flood meadows, species-rich neutral grassland and mature hedges. More...

Male blackcap in hawthorn bush

Wetland site next to the Nene Valley with a good variety of birds, butterflies and a heronry More...

Great tit at birdtable

Fineshade Wood has a wide range of habitats and is rich in all kinds of wildlife from red kites to deer, butterflies, orchids and reptiles. More...