The Ouse Washes is an excellent introduction to Fenland wildlife. In the winter, the reserve attracts thousands of ducks and swans; and redshanks, lapwings and snipe breed in the summer. Walking behind the banks avoids putting the wildfowl to flight. There are wildfowling activities from adjacent private fields from 1 September to 31 January, especially on Saturdays. Sunday is a non-shooting day. There are 10 hide's available & visitor centre.