WWT – Welney Wetland Centre

WWT – Welney Wetland Centre

Late summer and autumn brings a host of species to your local Wetland Centre, resulting in a busy time for the reserve team, as we ensure the habitats are just right to receive them. For the birdwatchers, this is the best time to look out for migrating birds, as they travel from their summer breeding grounds to warmer climes for the winter. By lowering the water levels on the pools, we can create muddy patches…

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Bugs, botany and baby birds; the summer sights, scents and sounds at your local Wetland Centre.

Bugs, botany and baby birds; the summer sights, scents and sounds at your local Wetland Centre.

Each spring brings with it the excitement of birds nesting and rearing young. The habitats on the nature reserve at WWT Welney provide ideal nesting sites for our regular summer visitors, including avocets, black-tailed godwits, reed warblers and swallows. This spring has been extra special as it saw common cranes successfully breed for the first time at Welney. In March a pair of common cranes, a species which until recently had been absent from the…

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Spring has sprung at your local wetland centre

Hello from WWT Welney Wetland centre, we are situated less than seven miles from the centre of Littleport. Plus we are on the same side of the Ouse Washes as you, so when the Welney Wash Road floods it does not affect access from the A10 and yourselves. We see most of our human visitors during our winter season when about 10,000 swans return to the Ouse Washes, and we provide a fantastic place to…

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WWT Welney is a neighbour with lots to offer!

WWT Welney is a neighbour with lots to offer!

Now is the perfect time to come and experience the winter wildfowl spectacle at WWT Welney. The arrival of thousands of ducks and swans over the past two months will soon bring numbers to their peak. Whooper swans coming in from Iceland can reach numbers of 8,000; whilst the smaller, shyer Bewick’s swans coming in from Arctic Russia number 3,000. To see the most swans a visit at dawn or dusk is best. The swan…

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