Emperor Geese | June 2022

Slimbridge’s new Geese of the World exhibit is now open. One of the geese species you can see there is the emperor goose. Emperor geese are one of the most northerly breeding geese. They are very round and rotund with beautiful silvery feathers. Find out more about these birds in this latest WildWatch and come and see them at Slimbridge on your next visit!


Colour Rings | February 2022

Learn all about colour rings on birds with Slimbridge Reserve Warden, Scott Petrek. From Bewick’s swans to cranes – different types of colour rings can be found on a variety of birds and can help you find out more about individuals, including how old they are, how long they live and where they have flown from. Look out for colour ringed birds on your next visit to Slimbridge.


Cranes Special | April 2022

Spring is a fantastic season to spot cranes at Slimbridge. Find out all about the individuals and their pairings – more complicated than your favourite soap opera!


Colour Rings | February 2022

Learn all about colour rings on birds with Slimbridge Reserve Warden, Scott Petrek. From Bewick’s swans to cranes – different types of colour rings can be found on a variety of birds and can help you find out more about individuals, including how old they are, how long they live and where they have flown from. Look out for colour ringed birds on your next visit to Slimbridge.


Winter Special | January 2022

Slimbridge Reserve Manager, Dave Paynter, has worked for WWT for 40 years. In this special WildWatch learn more about how the Slimbridge reserve and wetland wildlife has changed during his time here.


Wild Winter | January 2022

Our Wild Winter Weekend is the perfect time to celebrate the huge numbers of wintering birds which call Slimbridge home for winter. Also learn about the promising numbers of Bewick’s swan cygnets this year and how to get involved with International Census Day.


Winter on the reserve – what makes Slimbridge so special | December 2021

Learn more about the winter wildlife at Slimbridge and why birds migrate to the UK. Slimbridge and the Severn Estuary are a perfect location for birds to come and feed up during the winter and can be home to around 85,000 birds during the colder months.


Haha Update | December 2021

Catch up with Haha our North American river otter. Learn more about the enrichment we provide for her including puzzle feeders, fishing ropes and different techniques for Haha to catch fish at the otter pool at Slimbridge. Also find out more about how North American river otters are adapted to life in the water.


Waterscapes Aviary | Autumn Special 2021

The Waterscapes Aviary is just one of the new immersive exhibits, as part of the Slimbridge 75 project. The aviary aims to bring visitors closer to nature and to engage them with different types of British wetlands, and the wildlife that lives within them.

Find out more about the Slimbridge 75 project, including the Waterscapes Aviary.


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