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Our wetlands come alive in winter. Come and soak up the sights and sounds of the winter migration spectacle.

This season's highlights

With wide-open spaces and wetlands full of the sights and sounds of nature, there's plenty to see and do.

Wetland superstars

Meet Northern Ireland's largest collection of native and exotic ducks and geese from around the world

Dramatic displays

Countless numbers of wildfowl, including many thousands of brent geese, pattern the Strangford Lough skies and waters

Breath-taking vistas

Enjoy spectacular birds-eye views across Strangford Lough

Seek out some special places

Discover our sparkling lakes, ponds and the wildlife that call them home

Wetland wellbeing

Water has the power to calm and inspire us. Relax and take time to connect with nature.

A photographer’s dream

Take crisp close ups of birds and other wetland creatures against stunning wetland backdrops

Discover our wildlife

A world of wetland nature awaits you at Castle Espie Wetland Centre. With our mosaic of habitats, there’s always a star species on show.