Places to see birds

Male lapwing in breeding habitat

A former working gravel pit, this area attracts a wide range of species, especially waders and wildfowl. It is important for Otters and Water Voles and also supports a large number of dragonfly species. More...

Snipe perched on fence post

Water filled ditches dissect the wet grassland and shallow floods, creating a mosaic of wetland habitats. More...

Hobby chasing dragonflies

The Lee Valley is both nationally and internationally important as follows: International Importance for Gadwall and Shoveler, National Importance for Little and Great Crested Grebes, Cormorant, Heron, Tufted Duck, Coot, Moorhen, Water Rail and Kingfisher. More...

Little ringed plover wading in shallow water

Little Ringed Plovers arrive each spring to attempt to raise their chicks on the shingle islands. A Grasshopper warbler has been found near Bowyers in some years More...

Calling redshank in meadow

The site is situated by the River Lea and includes areas of reedbed, open water lagoons, flood meadows and wet woodland. More...