The UK’s warm waters, northerly location and long coastline make it a perfect winter destination for waterbirds from all over the northern hemisphere. Our estuaries and wetlands rapidly fill up with tens of thousands of migrating geese, ducks and swans from September each year, forming one of the UK’s biggest wildlife spectacles.

Wildfowl have been central to WWT since our very beginnings. But over the years some of wetland’s biggest curiosities, like the living fossil Triops cancriformis, and other iconic wetland species such as cranes and water voles, have similarly become an important focus of our conservation work.

Barnacle Goose

Bewick's Swan

Common Crane

Common Scoter

Tadpole Shrimp

Water Vole

Whooper Swan