Bird watching

Kingsbury Water Park

The park lies in the centre of a chain of wetlands created by sand and gravel extraction known as The Tame Valley. With 230 recorded species from common garden birds to extremely rare sightings, the bird life offers interest to all our visitors. Whether it’s a glimpse of Kingfisher or a passing Osprey, you never know what you may see.

Spring and Autumn passage is a great time for birdwatching as many rare birds are on the move to their breeding or wintering grounds. We have 4 birds hides from where you can look out for these birds, 3 of which are accessible by wheelchair. They overlook Cliff Pool Nature Reserve giving great views across the purpose built islands, wader scrapes and reed beds.

Don’t leave out the network of paths and trails, which cover the whole of the park – you never know what you may spot next! We can boast an impressive 9 breeding species of Warblers.

List of Bird Species 2011.pdf

You may also be interested in a local blog of bird sightings from in and around the Middle Tame Valley on the Warwickshire/Staffordshire Border.

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Ryton Pools

The 100 acres of Ryton Pools Country Park are just waiting to be explored. The many different habitats are home to a wide range of wildlife with a bird hide over looking Pagets Pool, a haven for birds and dragonflies.

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Ufton Fields nature reserve

This 100 acre site, managed in partnership with Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, is a wildlife haven with all-weather footpaths providing access to varied habitats in every season. The site is noted for its abundance of butterflies, dragonflies, wild flowers and birds.

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