Local wild places

Here are some recommended local wild places for birdwatching and viewing wildlife in the Leeds area. Please note that while we do our best to ensure that the information about opening times and site access is as up to date as possible, it may be subject to change at short notice.

If you’ve visited one of these places and would like to contribute a photo of the birds and wildlife you’ve seen, either for this website or our newsletter, then please click here to send it to us. Any photos used will be credited to the contributor.

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Kingfisher Cropped 2

Adel Dam Nature Reserve

Golden Plover and Lapwing Cropped

Eccup Reservoir

Spoonbill Cropped 3

Fairburn Ings

Mandarin Duck Cropped

Golden Acre Park

Ring Necked Parakeet, Roundhay Park 2021

Roundhay Park

Whitethroat, St Aidans 2021

Swillington Ings / St Aidan’s