Snettisham RSPB reserve

The Birder's Market | Resource | Birding locations | Birding sites England | Birding sites in Norfolk |  Snettisham RSPB reserve

Snettisham is one of the best places to see wading birds and wildfowl in the UK
RSPB Snettisham

RSPB Snettisham

The RSPB's Snettisham reserve gets you close to the wild heart of The Wash - the UK’s most important estuary for wildlife. Two of the UK's best wildlife spectacles can be experienced at Snettisham: especially-high tides force thousands of birds to leave the mudflats where they feed, and settle close to the hides overlooking the lagoons. Visit at dawn in mid-winter to see thousands of pink-footed geese flying inland from The Wash.
The reserve car park lies about one and a half miles from the hides, so factor this in after obtaining the high tide time.So for example if high tide is at 2pm you need to arrive a good hour before that - plus up to an hour to walk there- therefore arrive at the car park 12.00 midday.Once there, the spectacle of thousands of waders is one of birding's greatest treats.However, this reserve and the Snettisham area in general always has something of interest if you can't make it at high tides.Too many birds to mention, another rarity hotspot.


Dunlin (Calidris alpina)
Ringed Plover ( Charadrius hiaticula)  Andreas Trepte, Marburg. One of the country's greatest wildlife spectacles when especially high tides force thousands upon thousands of birds to leave the mudflats where they feed, and settle close to the hides overlooking the lagoons. (The times of these tides are listed in the Birdwatchers' Tide Tables, available from the reserve office or the shop at nearby RSPB Titchwell Marsh.) The Wash holds internationally important numbers of bar-tailed godwits in winter - they are attracted to the Snetisham reserve as it provides safe feeding and roosting places. On very high tides, the birds come onto the pits to sleep.As the tide comes in, the 'clouds' of hundreds of thousands of knots shimmer over the mudflats as they are pushed further towards the land.

Click here for site location map....

Recommended reading: The Best Birdwatching Sites In Norfolk
When Neil Glenn's original guide to top birding areas in Norfolk was launched in 2003, it created a sensation.Here for the first time was the key information a birdwatcher needed, presented in an enthusiastic and reader friendly way. After this ground-breaking sell-out success, here is the Second edition.Every site from the first book has been revisited, so the information is bang up to date and ten completely new sites have been added.

Covering 83 of the best birdwatching sites in Norfolk from the famous to the less well known. Detailed maps of all reserves. Paperback 256pp.

Click here for ordering details...remember a further 10% is available for bird sightings
Recommended reading: The Best Birdwatching Sites In Norfolk
Recommended reading:The Birds of NorfolkRecommended reading:The Birds of Norfolk
As a result of its unique position on the east coast, Norfolk is arguably the premier county for birds in Britain. Its diversity of habitats attracts and shelters a wide range of breeding species, and its coastline facing the North Sea ensures a wealth of migrant visitors. Norfolks probably also attracts more visiting birdwatchers than any other county.
This book, the most comprehensive work so far on the county's avifauna, brings the record up to date. It has been written by a team of almost forty experts from within the county, and includes many of the evocative and atmospheric passages from earlier works, as well as presenting all relevant records up to the end of 1998'.... The Birds of Norfolk 552 pp.
This landmark volume was first published in hardback in 1999, and reprinted with revisions in paperback in 2000. This is a hardback reprint of the paperback edition.

Click here for ordering details....
Recent Bird photographs from Snettisham and the wash
Video from Snettisham
Snettisham on Twitter
Snettisham links and blogs
Snettisham local services and accommodation
Suggested birding walks in the Titchwell area

The Birder's Market | Resource | Birding locations | Birding sites England | Birding sites in Norfolk |  Snettisham RSPB reserve

add this

RSPB

RSPB GIFT MEMBERSHIP

RSPB GIFT MEMBERSHIP


celestron
Foto

Foto

Today' Best Deals
Lizard Bird Diary

Lizard Bird Diary

d





Compact Mini Rubber 8 x 21 Kids Binoculars

BTO

Valid CSS!