This Kent Wildlife Trust reserve is of international importance for migratory, overwintering and breeding wetland birds.

The reserve consists of grazing marsh with freshwater dykes, open water scrapes, reedbed and saltmarsh.

An excellent day bird watching can be enjoyed at Oare during any time of the year. Spring and autumn are notable for the many thousands of waders including curlew sandpiper, wood sandpiper, little stint and often over a thousand black-tailed godwit, all of which can be observed at close quarters from the access road and hide. A quick look at the Swale will usually see over a hundred avocet feeding on the mud.

During the winter one can enjoy the spectacle of hunting birds of prey with peregrine, merlin, kestrel, buzzard, marsh and hen harrier all possible. As the light starts to fade it is likely that short-eared and barn owl will be quartering the marsh.

How to get to Oare Marshes:

Map reference: TR 013647

Postcode: ME13 0QA

The marshes are at the end of Church Road. On entering Oare village turn into Church Road by the Three Mariners Pub and then follow this road until you reach the pull in by the east flood or the car park by the sea.


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Latitude / Longitude: 51.343427227902, 0.89143753051758