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RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, Silverdale

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Leighton Moss RSPB reserve is a nature reserve in Lancashire, England, which has been in the care of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds since 1964. It is situated at Silverdale near Carnforth, on the edge of Morecambe Bay and in the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.Leighton Moss contains the largest area of reed beds in north-west England. The site provides habitats for many species of wildlife, including bitterns and red deer. As a wetland of international importance, it was designated a Ramsar site in 1985. It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, a Special Protection Area, and an Important Bird Area.The RSPB reserve also protects an area of Morecambe Bay, where a saltmarsh provides a habitat for birds such as avocets.
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  • A stunning location any time of the year. A place to see wildlife and birdlife at its best. Wander through the swaying reed beds and hear the peace and quiet!. Marsh Harriers sweep across the reed bed...  more »
  • We travelled 90 minutes to get here today and withing 1 minute of our arrival we had Robins feeding from our hands! There were many small birds that we were within feet of including Nuthatch and Coal ...  more »
  • Always a pleasure to visit - no bittern this time and missed the Great White Egret as well ! Well stocked shop with optics, gifts, cards and bird food. Friendly and helpful staff.