Spend your perfect day at RSPB Ynys-hir, in the heart of the Dyfi Estuary – a serene wetland paradise and a real treat for lovers of wildlife. Trails will you take you through Welsh oak woodlands, reedbeds and down to the saltmarsh. In spring, the ground is carpeted in flowers, and birdsong fills the air. You might see pied flycatchers and redstarts emerging from the nestboxes. Summer brings wading birds, such as lapwings and redshanks, and some very special butterflies too. Then in the colder months, ducks and geese move in. Pick up an explorer kit and have a go at pond dipping – children will have so much fun discovering all kinds of interesting creatures. After visiting the hides – find the ideal spot for a picnic or relax in our visitor centre, with a cup of coffee and home-made cakes.
“ And sweetest - in the Gale - is heard”. Emily Dickinson. Winter, spring, summer or fall, the beauty of the Ynys-hir RSPB reserve acts as a siren call to not just our feathered friends, but lucky visitors like us too. With so much to see and do for all the family, nature holds us bewitched in this very special place. Located right at the centre of Mid Wales, within the UNESCO Dyfi Biosphere, Ynys-hir is a treasure trove of trails and stunning views, awarded Ramsar, Natura 2000 and Site of Special Scientific Interest. The birds take centre stage, and the show begins in the car park, with a plethora of birds having their lunch breaks at the feeding stations. Situated beside the Dyfi estuary in Ceredigion, when winter comes around, the delightful white-fronted Greenland goose with its distinctive orange beak brings even more colour and beauty to the area.
I’ve passed the Wild Fowler dozens of times on my way to the Ceredigion coast and always meant to stop, now I have, I’m so glad I did. The owners, the Walton family, over the years that they have been here really have built up a fantastic business and