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
With four hides looking out over Wader Lake, our spectacular Lagoon View hide overlooking our lagoon and the river Wear, plus Hawthorn Wood feeding station with fantastic woodland birds, you’re spoilt for choice.Find out more