Tetney Marshes is a mosaic of habitats on the Humber Estuary and a haven for wetland birds. There are stretches of sandy beach edged with dunes, mudflats, salty lagoons, and salt marsh. In fact, the salt marsh is one of the largest areas of this threatened habitat on the east coast. Redshanks rely on the marsh, and we’re proud to have 70 pairs at Tetney Marshes. It also attracts wintering Twites and Hen Harriers. 

As for our salty lagoons, they’re home to a community of specially-adapted wildlife, including the rare Lagoon Sand Shrimp. The intertidal mud is a retreat for waders and wildfowl. Head to the reserve in autumn and winter to see flocks gather in their tens of thousands. See if you can spot Dark-bellied Brent Geese, Knots, Grey and Golden Plovers and Sanderlings among them.

We manage the reserve for the benefit of all the wildlife that calls it home.  

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