Since 1995, Kingfishers Bridge has transformed 250 acres of farmland into a variety of wetland habitats and become a vital sanctuary for numerous Fenland endangered species. Situated some ten miles north of Cambridge and bordered by the River Cam, The Reserve has employed pioneering conservation techniques that has led to a remarkable recovery in both flora and fauna. Kingfishers Bridge now attracts more than 200 different bird species, close to 90 of which have bred here including the reclusive bittern that last bred successfully in Cambridgeshire in 1936. This richness in species is matched by over 500 species of plants and an increasingly rich fauna of butterflies and moths (and many other insects).
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.
Although as a wildlife first project, access is controlled during the summer breeding season, visitors are welcome year-round to come and see the Reserve and conservation in action.