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The Coastal Creek aviary is landscaped with rocks, shoreline vegetation and waterfalls, to recreate a coastline feel, giving the sea ducks and wading birds who live there a natural environment.

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Watch a diving duck feed each day at noon. Accompanied by a talk from WWT keepers.

The Coastal Creek aviary is landscaped with rocks, shoreline vegetation and waterfalls, to recreate a coastline feel, giving the sea ducks and wading birds who live there a natural environment.

Standing 15 metres tall and 40 metres long the aviary offers plenty of space for the birds. A large, glass sided diving duck tank gives the spectacled eiders, harlequin ducks and long tailed ducks a chance to dive for their dinner at feeds with their Keepers at noon each day.

There are three types of habitat in the aviary. A shallow stream replicates the estuaries and gravelled beaches for wading redshank and avocets. Sea ducks feel right at home in the deep water dive tank or climbing the waterfalls that mimic rocky coastline.

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There are no fences between visitors and the birds so we ask visitors to take care and lookout for birds on the pathways.

Who lives in the Coastal Creek Aviary:

  • common scoters
  • spectacled eiders
  • harlequin ducks
  • long-tailed ducks
  • avocets
  • redshanks