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

Spring at Washington Weltand Centre

Spring at Washington Wetland Centre – regionally rare avocet and one of the UK’s largest nesting grey heron colonies return, red-listed lapwing breed and bluebells carpet our ancient woodland floor.

Nature reserve

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.

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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 with our Wildlife Guide.

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Viewing wildife

With 4 hides looking out over Wader Lake you're spoilt for choice with views. Then head to Hawthorn Wood feeding station for your daily dose of woodland birds.

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