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Aerial view of RSPB Ynys-hir nature reserve


The breathtaking landscapes and habitats of Wales are teeming with wildlife. Our work in Wales helps protect it.

See choughs swooping above steep cliffs, red kites soaring over rugged  hillsides and grey seals lazing along the coast. Hear noisy gannets nesting on Grassholm Island and the bubbling calls of black grouse. 


Our work in Wales helps protect this wonderful wildlife and the places they live. 

View of sea cliffs, RSPB Ramsey Island

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Places to visit

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    • Arthog Bog

      Arthog Bog

      Arthog Bog is a small wetland in the Mawddach valley and a wonderful place to find weird and wonderful plants, flowers, butterflies and birds.

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    • Carngafallt


      Carngafallt is a wonderful place to see birds or simply enjoy the view. The moorland landscape looks especially colourful in late summer, while spring is the perfect time to come and see migrant birds.

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    • Coed Garth Gell

      Coed Garth Gell

      Nestled in the spectacular Mawddach valley, Coed Garth Gell is a woodland and heathland nature reserve. The visitor trails weave through beautiful oak woodland with a fast-flowing river in the valley bottom.

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    • Conwy


      Situated on the banks of the Conwy estuary, with magnificent views of Snowdonia and Conwy Castle, this reserve is delightful at any time of year.

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    • Cwm Clydach

      Cwm Clydach

      Enjoy a stroll through a peaceful woodland setting on a lovely summer day. You might see pied flycatchers, redstarts and buzzards, as well as dippers along the reaches of the Lower Clydach river.

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    • Grassholm


      Grassholm is a remote offshore island supporting 39,000 pairs of breeding gannets. This is the third largest Atlantic gannet colony in the world, supporting around 10 per cent of the entire world population.

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    • Ghosts of the forest - black grouse watch

      Ghosts of the forest - black grouse watch

      Set against the stunning moorland backdrop of Coed Llandegla Forest, groups of us black grouse males meet at our display ground – or lek – to show off to the females, so the stakes are high.

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    • Gwenffrwd-Dinas


      Enjoy a walk through enchanting alder and oak woodland, past fast-flowing, spectacular rivers. This reserve is set in the heart of the beauty of mid Wales.

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    • Lake Vyrnwy

      Lake Vyrnwy

      Our visitor centre and well-stocked shop are the ideal places to start your visit. Join a trail through the woodland and wildlife is soon all around you.

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    • Newport Wetlands

      Newport Wetlands

      This nature reserve offers a haven for wildlife on the edge of the city, but is a great place for people too with our visitor centre, a cafe, shop and children's play area.

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    • Point of Ayr

      Point of Ayr

      Come during the winter months and you'll be able to see thousands of birds feeding. High tide is the best time to visit, when the rising waters force the birds onto the saltmarshes, so you get even closer views.

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    • Ramsey Island

      Ramsey Island

      This dramatic offshore island has cliffs up to 120 m high, the perfect place for breeding seabirds in spring and early summer. Walk along the coastal heathland and enjoy the spectacular views.

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    • South Stack Cliffs

      South Stack Cliffs

      Enjoy a close-up view onto a wonderful cliff-side nesting colony, with binoculars and telescopes provided. You'll be able to watch guillemots, razorbills and puffins all raising their young.

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    • Valley Wetlands

      Valley Wetlands

      These reed-fringed lakes give you the opportunity to see wildfowl all year round. Look out for tufted ducks, pochards, shovelers, gadwalls and grebes which all breed here.

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    • Ynys-hir


      Ynys-hir mixes Welsh oak woodland with wet grassland and saltmarshes. Feast your eyes from any of our seven hides - look out for birds of prey.

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    RSPB Mawddach Valley Nature Reserve, Wales

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