The Ouse Washes are currently flooded after recent high rainfall, our main hides are closed but flooding is dropping daily. Swan feeds and hare walk are still running as normal. We will post further updates as access improves.

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Wildlife

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

Winter at Welney Wetland Centre

Experience spectacular winter wildlife as swans, ducks and wading birds flock in their thousands. The reserve is a hive of activity with morning and evening flight of swans, godwit flocks shoaling in the sky to avoid birds of prey and pochard roosting on the main lagoon.

Nature reserve

Welney takes in 1,000 acres of the Ouse Washes alongside 300 acres of wetland recreation, where some of the UK's rarest ground-nesting birds hatch their young.

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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 wildlife

Welney Wetland Centre has a variety of hides looking across the stunning Ouse Washes, the dragonfly ponds and reed beds.

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