WWT

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

Many thousands of ducks come in from the Arctic and are joined by the magical sight of up to 9,000 wild Bewick’s and whooper swans alighting on the lakes, just in time to take advantage of the centre’s floodlit feeds.

Nature reserve

Welney takes in 1,000 acres of the Ouse Washes and is the setting for one of the most magical events in the UK’s nature calendar - mass gatherings of thousands of wild ducks, geese and swans.

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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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