Since 1995, the Kingfishers Bridge nature reserve has transformed 250 acres of farmland into a variety of wetland habitats and become a vital sanctuary for numerous endangered species of the Fens. Situated some ten miles north of Cambridge and bordered by the River Cam, the reserve has employed pioneering conservation techniques that have led to a remarkable recovery in both flora and fauna. Kingfishers Bridge now attracts more than 220 different bird species, close to 90 of which have bred here. This includes the reclusive Bittern that last bred successfully in Cambridgeshire in 1936. This richness in bird species is matched by over 500 species of plants and an increasingly rich fauna of recorded butterflies and moths and many other invertebrates.
In addition to a dedicated team of wardens, volunteers and supporters, The Kingfishers Bridge Wetland Creation Trust is a registered charity that exists to support and make grants to the reserve.
Visitors are welcome, year-round, to come and see the reserve and conservation in action although, as a ‘wildlife first’ project, access is controlled during the summer breeding season.