Birds at walthamstow wetlands

Birds at walthamstow wetlands

Birdwatching is now allowed onsite. Those with annual birdwatching permits will be able to access the site between 10.30am – 10pm and will also be able to access restricted areas. Anyone accessing these restricted areas must carry their annual birdwatching permits on them at all times – otherwise they will be asked to leave the site. Please click here for all site updates in light of current outbreak of the coronavirus COVID-19.

Walthamstow Wetlands is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). It also forms part of the Lee Valley Special Protection Area and is a Ramsar wetland designated site
of international importance.

The ten reservoirs offer a haven for overwintering wildfowl such as pochard and gadwall and are regionally important for breeding birds such as grey heron, tufted duck and little egret. Swifts visit during the summer and kingfisher and peregrine falcon can be seen all year round.