Berwick Swans © (Julie Lane) RSPB Ouse Washes reserve

Field Trip – RSPB Ouse Washes 12 January 2019

To ban those winter blues why not come on our day trip to the wonderful Ouse washes in Cambridgeshire for a chance to see up to 100,000 wildfowl and waders. You can also see whooper and Bewick’s swans from Iceland and hen harriers, short-eared owls, peregrines and merlins hunt on the reserve. Tree sparrows are usually at the feeders in the car park.

There are 10 hides, ranging in distance from the Visitor Centre from 300 m to 1.8 miles (3 km) which are set out at intervals in a line along the reserve boundary and access is fairly easy, although it is a bit muddy in places due to recent work on site.

There is a visitor centre with a hot drinks machine but please take your own lunch and a hot drink in a thermos to keep you warm. RSPB members are free but there is a fee of £3 for non-members.

Remember to wrap up warm and take stout footwear as it is an exposed site. Please bring binoculars and telescopes if you have them.

Please meet at 9am at Campbell park pavilion in Milton Keynes for car sharing as there is limited parking on site. The journey will take a couple of hours.

Address: RSPB Ouse Washes, Manea, Welches Dam, March PE15 0NF Grid ref TL471860

More information:
MKNHS Programme Page
RSPB Ouse Washes