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Martin Mere Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

birds/birds_september_2008/martin_mere_cygnets The seasonally flooded wetlands of Martin Mere attracts tens of thousands of migratory geese and wetlands birds. Featuring heavily on Autumnwatch, this is one of the finest birding locations in Britain. There are 10 hides,

Wildife highlights: Many. Lapwing, snipe, avocet, redshank, black-winged stilts, oystercatcher and ringed plover all breed here: Pink footed geese (in their thousands), merlin, Marsh harrier, ruff, Whooper swans, teal, kingfisher, Great spotted woodpecker, peregrine and sparrowhawk are all regulars. Osprey have recently been visiting too.

Location: WWT Martin Mere is located 6 miles from Ormskirk and 10 miles from Southport, situated off the A59, it is signposted from the M61, M58 and M6. Burscough railway station (on the Southport - Manchester line) is approximately one mile from WWT Martin Mere.

Very close by you can also visit Mere Sands Wood Nature Reserve

Grid reference: SD428143

These maps are intended as a guideline only; you must check the exact location of the reserve yourself. Wildlife Extra assumes no responsibility for the accuracy or usefulness of the information on this website.


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