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Important notice

We're making some exciting improvements. From 21 September, the visitor centre will be closed and the car park will move from its current location - please follow the signs at the reserve. The three hides will remain open so you can continue to enjoy our fabulous wildlife. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Top things to do in Spring

  1. See the wildlife garden bursting into life
  2. Listen to birdsong all across the reserve
  3. Enjoy the antics of terns and gulls nesting on the islands

Top things to do in Summer

  1. Take a 'dip' in the wildlife pond!
  2. Look for butterflies in the dunes
  3. Enjoy a peaceful evening amongst special wildlife

Top things to do in Autumn

  1. Try to count the geese (up to 70,000 pink-footed geese roost overnight)!
  2. Look for young tree sparrows on the feeders
  3. Try rock-pooling along the beach

Top things to do in Winter

  1. Spend a quiet morning at Fen hide looking for secretive reedbed residents
  2. Watch for displaying ducks
  3. Take a wild beach walk

Your photos

  • Blue Winged Teal from Visitor Centre today
  • Pinkfeet, Barnacle and Brent Geese at Rattray.
  • Snow goose today at Rattray
  • Bean Geese at Loch of Strathbeg today
  • Little Egret from visitor centre
  • Very large, bright moon - 9 Nov
  • Snow Goose with Barnacles from Tower pool - 9 Nov.
  • Snow Goose from Tower Pool hide - 9th Nov.

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