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.

Spring at Castle Espie

Courtship rituals begin; birds sing in the trees and meadows; terns return to breed and show off the elegant aerobatics acrobatic; a large colony of black headed gulls nest on the reserve and wildflowers bloom, including several varieties found only in Ireland.

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 and where with our Wildlife Guide.

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