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During November our wintering flocks and waders are building towards their winter peak. Come along to witness some impressive sights as the birds swirl around high tide roosts or feed at the end of the saltmarsh. See flocks of farmland birds and hopefully a few raptors. Advance booking essential, please confirm times when booking.Find out more »
Join us for an interesting, healthy walk on Wallasea Island. As we walk we will be focusing on the birds that winter on the Islands extensive rough grassland areas. Numbers vary from year to year but there is a good chance of seeing up to 9 different species. Advance booking essential, please confirm times when booking.Find out more »
Get ready for New Year's Eve with a healthy, fun morning stroll on Wallasea Island complete with a Mince Pie and a hot drink to keep out the cold. Advance booking essential. Please check times at time of booking.Find out more »
Join us as we view Waders and waterfowl seeking refuge on our wild coast at this time of year. The birds have travelled from countries such as Russia, Canada, Greenland and Iceland. Please meet in the car park. Advance booking essential. Times given are an approximation, please check when booking.Find out more »
This is a month of transition as many birds are heading back north. Birds from the more southerly regions are refueling on Wallasea`s rich mudflats. There will also be the opportunity to view the raptors that visit the island. Please meet in the car park. End time is an estimation, please confirm when booking. Advance booking essential.Find out more »
Wallasea is a fantastic wetland nature reserve. It has a great diversity of species ranging from migrating waders to brown hares. This fun opportunity will allow up to 5 people, including the warden to travel into areas of the reserve that the public cannot usually access. Enjoy close up views of the hares and lagoons, a great opportunity for photography. You will learn how Wallasea has been transformed and find out what the future holds for us in one of…Find out more »
Join the Brentwood and Billericay Local EWT Group for a visit to this outstanding RSPB site on the Crouch/ Roach estuaries. Extensive remodelling has transformed former arable farmland into a vast wetland, containing salt-marsh, pools, scrapes and reed-beds. Breeding waders include avocet, redshank and lapwing, plus corn bunting, marsh harrier, hares, seals and an interesting range of insect life. meet at the car park beyond Grapnells at the end of the approach road fro Canewdon, SS4 2HD. All walks open…Find out more »
Join the Wickford Wildlife Society for a guided walk by the RSPB to watch birds and other wildlife around this fabulous reserve. At this time of year we should see plenty of migrating birds, especially waders. Meet in Wickford at 10.00am but note that the meeting time may change depending on time of high tide at Wallasea. Content the organisers to confirm details.Find out more »
Our celebratory end of year Mince Pie special and raptor ramble: a wander around RSPB Wallasea wide open spaces complete with a stop for mince pies and coffee or mulled wine to combat the winter cold as the sun drops. The walk focuses on the birds of prey that winter on Wallasea’s extensive rough grassland areas and aims to cover their time of peak activity through to late afternoon. Numbers and variety vary year on year depending on the abundance…Find out more »
In January our wintering flocks of wildfowl and waders at RSPB Wallasea are at their peak and can be an impressive sight as they swirl around high tide roosts or feed at the edge of the saltmarsh. Watch out if a Peregrine goes through as the birds take to the air en-masse to avoid this aerial predator. Booking by telephone or email is essentialFind out more »
This is building up to be a good winter for raptors on RSPB Wallasea, so this walk focuses on the birds of prey that winter on Wallasea’s extensive rough grassland areas with Short-eared Owls and Hen Harriers as the headliners. An early afternoon walk to catch peak time as they make the most of the short days. We should also see good flocks of overwintering farmland birds like Corn Bunting, Skylark and Linnet Booking by telephone or email is essentialFind out more »
Rolling back winter - RSPB Wallasea: March is a month of transition as many of our winter visitors are ready to head back north including many that stage here after wintering further south refuelling on Wallasea’s rich mudflats and early breeders will be prospecting the breeding lagoons. Booking by email or telephone is essentialFind out more »