During these difficult times, we have tried to keep our public spaces open, however with the change in government guidance we have made the hard decision to close all of our directly managed fisheries, nature reserves and birdwatching sites until further notice. We are monitoring the situation and will re-open the sites as soon as it is safe to do so. Read more about our response to the coronavirus.

Many of our sites provide a great opportunity to see a wide range of bird species.

Some are important for birds at both a national and international level. There are birdwatching sites to suit both experts and beginners.

Birdwatching access at our sites

Birdwatching passes can be purchased from individual sites across our region.

Site Access details
Farmoor Reservoir, Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Visitor access is free Pay-and-display parking in operation

King George V Reservoir, Chingford, Essex

Access arrangements under review

Queen Mother Reservoir, Datchet, Berkshire

Visitor passes issued by Berkshire Ornithological Club

Walthamstow reservoirs, North London

Visitor passes issued at ranger's office

Walton reservoirs, Walton, Surrey

Access arrangements under review

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Recreational sites