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Wildlife

There's a world of wildlife at Caerlaverock Wetland Centre. We’re home to thousands of wintering waterbirds with spectacular sights of swirling waders on the high tide and huge flocks of barnacle geese around the centre.

Autumn at Caerlaverock

Autumn is an exciting time at Caerlaverock. Ducks such as teal and wigeon start to build in number on the Folly Pond, in late September the first barnacle geese arrive, and in October the whooper swans begin to gather on the whooper pond.

Nature reserve

Caerlaverock Wetland Centre is a spectacular 1,400 acre wild reserve situated on the north Solway coast.

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Latest sightings

Find out which species have made an appearance with our latest sightings, updated regularly by staff and volunteers.

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Wildlife guide

As the seasons change, so do the wild visitors. Find out what to see when with our Wildlife Guide.

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Viewing wildlife

Our viewing areas are specially placed to showcase the richest of our wildlife. Some can be intentionally hard to spot, attracting our shyest species, so be sure to visit them all.

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