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Wildlife

A world of wildlife awaits at Slimbridge 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 Slimbridge's wildlife.

Winter at Slimbridge Wetland Centre

Winter is a fantastic time to visit Slimbridge with up to 30,000 wild wintering ducks, geese and swans feeding and roosting on the reserve. Look out for the beautiful Bewick's swans, white-fronted geese and huge flocks of wigeon, teal and lapwing. Watch golden plover twinkling as they flock together in the sky and keep your eyes peeled for the elusive bittern.

Latest sightings

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

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Seasonal wildlife guide

A visit to WWT Slimbridge is a completely unique experience from one month to the next. Find out what you might see, whenever you visit.

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Viewing wildlife

Our 13 hides look out onto the Slimbridge reserve and offer you the best spots to see the wildlife of the Severn Estuary.

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Nature reserve

Outside the fox proof fence lies a wild area of land managed by Slimbridge’s wardens. This huge area encompasses the grasslands to the shores of the Severn estuary and is a haven for wildlife.

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Slimbridge Wildwatch

Go behind the scenes at Slimbridge and watch the latest news straight from the teams on the ground.

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