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Bird and Nature Reserves

 Leighton Moss - RSPB

Marsh Harrier Marshland reserve.
Location: SD478751 - near Carnforth.
Admission: Charge (Free to RSPB members)
Facilities: Hides (4 of which are wheelchair accessable), shop, cafe, toilets.
Telephone: 01524 701601
Features: Largest redbed in the north, providing habitat for Bittern and Bearded Tit, Marsh Harrier (illustrated), reedbed warblers and Water Rail. Good for wildfowl in winter. Otters also present.

 Martin Mere - WWT Centre
Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust Centre.
Location: SD430144 - near Burscough Bridge.
Road: M6 exit 27. A59 at Burscough Bridge or A565 at Mere Brow.
Admission: Charge (free to WWT members).
Telephone: 01704 895181
Facilities: Visitor centre, hides, disabled facilities.
Features: As well as a wildfowl collection, excellent for wild winter birds including large numbers of Pink-footed Geese, Teal, Wigeon. Little Ringed Plover breed. Further information from the WWT Martin Mere website.
 Upper Coldwell Reservoir - Lancs WT
Upland reservoir with moorland and conifers.
Location: SD905360 - 3 m SE of Nelson.
Admission: Reserve area requires permit. Public footpath on N perimeter wall.
Telephone: 01772 324129
Features: Mixture of moorland and water birds - Little RInged Plover, Whinchat, Twite, Golden Plover and Short-eared Owl.