Rutland Water nature reserve has two centres: The Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre at Egleton (LE15 8BT), is the main one where you can discover a huge variety of birds and wildlife and visit the many hides. This internationally famous nature reserve provides one of the most important wildfowl sanctuaries in Great Britain, regularly holding in excess of 25,000 waterfowl.
Lyndon Nature Reserve & Visitor Centre (LE15 8RN) is the best place to find out about the Rutland Osprey Project – please note this is closed through the winter months.
- The British Birdwatching Fair takes place at Egleton on the 3rd weekend in August each year.
- The Rutland Osprey Project has been running for over 20 years and in 2017 recorded that 102 Ospreys had fledge from the area, with 8 breeding pairs returning year after year to their Rutland Water home. See these magnificent birds in Spring and Summer.