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Skein of pink-footed geese and the moon

The reserve is primarily intertidal mud and a small area of saltmarsh. A small field is planned for managed retreat in the next five years. Key birds include migrant and wintering wildfowl, pink footed geese and waders. The reserve (and pools adjoining the reserve which can hold very good numbers of birds at high tides) can be viewed from the public footpaths which allow good access around the area.

Where is Skinflats?

Important note

This site is one of several that due to its size, location and/or conservation sensitivity is not capable of accommodating large numbers of visitors (unless stated).

Where possible, we have indicated the nearest equivalent RSPB nature reserve suitable for visiting. If you require further information, please use the contact details provided.

This does not affect any statutory rights of access under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act or Land Reform (Scotland) Act legislation.

For more information

South and West Scotland Regional Office

Telephone:0141 331 0993

10 Park Quadrant
G3 6BS

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