Our star species are some of the most interesting birds you may see on your visit to the reserve.
This elusive warbler returns to Lochwinnoch from Africa in April and May. Listen carefully as you walk through the wet meadows and you may hear their high-pitched 'reeling' song.
Watch the amazing courtship ritual of great crested grebes on the open water in spring. You may see pairs performing their 'weed dance' when they present one another with weed and patter across the surface of the water together.
Great spotted woodpeckers are easy to see here. They visit the feeding station in front of the main viewing area in the visitor centre, so are sure of great views!
Spring is the time to see male reed buntings at their best at Lochwinnoch. They perch in willows within the wet areas of the reserve and sign their simple song.
Another warbler that returns from Africa in spring, the sedge warbler is easy to see because it 'pirhouettes' up into the air from the tops of the bushes, singing its scratchy song as it goes.