Meet the family; birds, insects, fish, amphibians and mammals can all be found in wetlands.
This is your in-depth guide to each of the species within their family, where you can find them and how you can identify them.
Seven species of amphibian – frogs, toads and newts - are native to the UK, many of which might just be found in your garden pond.Read more
With their supersonic vision, effortless aerial acrobatics and ruthless hunting instincts, the UK’s birds of prey (or raptors) are the undisputed masters of the skies.Read more
Learn more about dragons and damsels with our guide to their characteristics, and some of the species you might spot in the UK.Read more
Ducks really are the quintessential water bird, with all species seen below strongly associating with water. They have waterproofed feathers and webbed feet.Read more
The UK hosts seven species of geese that breed in far northern countries and arrive here in the autumn to spend the winter in relative warmth.Read more
You can find these long-necked, pointy-beaked birds wading through the shallows of UK wetlands.Read more
Mammals are a key part of wetland ecology. Some are cute, some are fierce, all playing important roles.Read more
Passerines around the world make up more than half of all bird species – and you can see a fair few of them in UK wetlands.Read more
The largest of the waterbirds, the longest necked, and perhaps one of the most iconic. There are three different species of swan that can be seen in the UK.Read more