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Lake Vyrnwy Birdwatching

Lake Vyrnwy is a magnet for people who love to watch wild birds...

Twitchers, ornithologists and families all love Lake Vyrnwy for the diversity of its birdlife – it’s no wonder Lake Vyrnwy is one of the RSPB’s most popular reserves.

You can’t help but notice the abundance of finches, tits and tree creepers that flock to the feeders around Lake Vyrnwy Hotel and Spa: to find out more visit the RSPB visitor centre on the other side of the dam.

Take the woodland trail and you will be able to see redstarts and pied flycatchers. Dippers nest by rocky streams and great crested grebes and goosanders bob on the water. There’s a peregrine falcon nest at the far end of the lake (call into the RSPB Visitor Centre and there’s often a nest cam to watch).

Children love the nestbox trails and bat and owl walks – and no matter what your age, if you want an introduction to birdwatching then the RSPB organise regular events for young and old alike.