WWT Washington Wetland Centre

Washington Wetland Centre provides an inspirational example of how sound conservation management allows wildlife to thrive even in the midst of urbanisation and of the benefits a green and tranquil place brings to urban communities.

The centre gets its distinctive feel from its groves of ancient and plantation woodland and The site’s largest body of water, Wader Lake, provides a premier viewing point for shoveler, tufted duck, oystercatcher, lapwing, redshank, little ringed plover, curlew, common tern and, recently, avocet.

One of the North East’s largest heronries can be seen across the lake and grey herons often visit the nearby stretch of river. Among the site’s exotic waterbirds are pink Chilean flamingos and Eurasian cranes, a bird which became extinct in Britain 400 years ago but is now poised for reintroduction.

Company contact details

Tel: 0191 416 5454

Web: www.wwt.org.uk/visit/washington

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