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 has now attracted more than 210 different bird species, over 90 of which have bred here. This includes the reclusive Bittern, which first successfully bred here in 2007 - the first confirmed breeding attempt in Cambridgeshire since 1938. 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. The Advisory Group meets regularly and provides advice to the managment team on stratagy and concervation issues.
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.
Recent sightings from our twice weekly bird census by Bruce Martin and Graeme Reed are available through the link below.
What's going on at Kingfishers Bridge
Details of the current projects and upcoming events on our management team blog.