Places to see birds

Paxton Pits

The highlight of the day was not far from the first hide, in full view from the path, a nightingale was singing lustily. It was spellbinding to watch, we could not tear ourselves away. More...

Amwell Nature Reserve in Spring and Summer, Lee Valley

Amwell,now part of the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust, is one of the best birdwatching sites in the Lee Valley. More...

Christmas Common, Watlington Hill, Chilterns

There is plenty to look to for in the Chilterns but you always find your eyes wandering skywards looking for the spectacular red kites. More...

Elmley Marshes Reserve

Elmley is a wonderful place to watch birds and is one of the true wilderness places left in the South East. More...

Fishers Green, Lee Valley Country Park

The area became synonymous with the bittern when bitterns were found wintering in the rather modest but well established reed bed, often in full view of the then Waverley Hide. More...

College Lake - Tring

Splendid views of a kingfisher fishing from the reeds and rare sightings of mandarin duck and whinchat made this autumn morning walk a true delight. More...

Fowlmere RSPB Reserve near Cambridge

Fowlmere is a wonderful reserve to visit to enjoy some of our best flora and fauna. Not just the birds but grass snake, stoat and water shrews also have been seen on previous visits. More...

Minsmere RSPB Reserve, Suffolk

Minsmere is the most popular of the RSPB reserves. A visit to Minsmere always fills you with wonderful memories and wanting to return again and again. More...

Ouse Washes RSPB Reserve

It is an wonderful area for bird-watching and an interesting day is assured, but wrap up warm as it can be bleak in winter. More...

Pagham Harbour

Pagham Harbour is one of those exciting places that always leaves you wanting to go back again and again because you never know what you may see on your next visit. More...

Stocker's Lake Nature Reserve

Stocker's lake is a credit to Herts and Middlesux Wildlife Trust and a must to those who like just watching the birds. More...

Strumpshaw RSPB Reserve

It is a very special reserve that is best known for its swallow tail butterflies More...

Titchwell Marsh, RSPB Reserve

Titchwell is a wonderful place to visit especially in winter when it is full of an interesting and varied array of birds. More...

Old Hall Marshes RSPB Reserve Tollesbury Wick, Essex

A great estuary to visit to see over-wintering waders and wildfowl More...

Tring Reservoirs

It is the diversity of the habitat that gives the reservoirs at Tring such a large number of different species and makes the area one of the best bird watching sites in Hertfordshire at any time of the year. More...