A two hour wildlife walk around Boughton Fen (wellies essential!)
Boughton Fen provides habitat for a wide range of birds, butterflies and dragonflies, with breeding birds including kingfisher, water rail, nightingale and roosting marsh harriers. Winter visitors include bittern, great grey shrike and jack snipe.
The perfect start to a day of discovery, exploring the wetlands, where wildlife encounters take place on a daily basis. Set in the heart of the East Anglian Fens.
Explore the reserve with backpacks, trails, pond dipping, listen to snipe drumming and avocets bubbling, watch plovers tumble and wheel in the sky. See the first signs of the changing of the seasons. Watch birds arriving, insects emerging and listen for the classic ‘plop’ of a water vole.
Join a Watatunga guided buggy tour to learn about conservation and incredible wildlife. The buggies are equipped with speakers to ensure you can learn about the birds and animals you see on your tour. Each trip will be different – our animals’ behaviour changes according to the weather, time of day and season and there is no guarantee as to what you will see but your tourguide will bring the reserve to life with an informative and entertaining tour.
Watatunga is pioneering a new approach to protecting the planet’s last populations of endangered deer and antelope. Situated in 170 acres of unused Norfolk wetland, our reserve is dedicated to the conservation of threatened ungulates and birds. At Watatunga, our deer and antelope species mix with rare pheasants, ducks and the majestic great bustard.