WWT

Wildlife

A world of wildlife awaits at Castle Espie Wetland Centre. With a variety of habitats on offer, there's always a star species on show. Check the latest sightings and find out how to make the most of Castle Espie's wildlife.

Winter at Castle Espie

Countless numbers of wildfowl, including many hundreds of brent geese, pattern the Strangford Lough sky, waters, salt marshes and fields, creating an unforgettable natural spectacle.

Nature reserve

A magical mix of estuary views, tidal lagoon, eel-grass mats, woodland walks, salt marshes and reed beds.

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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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