Bird numbers soar as the reserve becomes a two-way rest and refuelling point, for flocks going south after a summer in Britain and those just arriving to escape the Arctic cold.
WWT Washington lies on the banks of River Wear between Newcastle and Sunderland and provides an inspirational example of how sound conservation management allows wildlife to thrive.Find out more
Find out which species have made an appearance with our latest sightings, updated regularly by staff and volunteers.Find out more
As the seasons change, so do the wild visitors. Find out what to see when with our Wildlife Guide.Find out more
We have a variety of fantastic viewing points for you to spot wildlife. They look out onto the river Wear, saline lagoon, amphibian ponds, meadows and The Lookout - our new woodland bird viewing station.Find out more