Places to see birds

Otmoor RSPB Reserve.

The main attractions vary with the seasons. As well as breeding waders and water birds, spring can boast 10 species of migrant or resident warblers: chiffchaff, willow warbler, whitethroat, lesser whitethroat, blackcap, garden warbler, grasshopper warbler, reed warbler, sedge warbler and Cetti's warbler. More...

Farmoor Reservoir

Farmoor Reservoir lies in an old river channel that once cut the gap leading east towards Botley and Oxford city centre, five miles away. The four-mile walk around the reservoir offers views of the water, woodland paths, riverside meadows and nature reserves. More...

Port Meadow

Port Meadow is unusual in several ways: to find a large stretch of grazing land that has never been ploughed is unlikely in the 21st century but to find one within an easy walk of a city centre must be well-nigh unique. More...

Radley Lakes.

Radley Lakes is a community access area that lies between Abingdon and Radley close to the River Thames. It contains a wide range of habitats - disused gravel pits surrounded by trees, shallow pools bordered by reeds and an extensive area of scrub. More...

Lower Windrush Valley

Oxfordshire County Council has set up the Lower Windrush Valley Project and has created two nature reserves in the area. More...