RSPB Saltholme

This is a view of one of many pools at Saltholme.. These pools are well know amongst birdwatchers as an excellent place to see wading birds. Britain's first Long-Toed Stint turned up at the back of this pool, and has (June 99) had a drake Lesser Scaup. It is well worth investigation at any time of the year. In the summer there is usually Great Crested Grebes, Sand Martin, Yellow Wagtail, Common Tern, Tufted Duck and many more waders and ducks.


Little Egret can often be seen on the pools.

Shallow pools and wet grassland

Saltholme is well known for an increasingly rare habitat which is wet grassland. This is important for species such as Yellow wagtail, Lapwing and a wide range of waders. Common Terns are also attracted to specially built islands in the pools for nesting. These islands are one of the biggest inland nest sites in the UK for Common Tern.



The new large semi-circular hide which over looks back Saltholme pools. It has a living roof.


Reedbeds are an important habitat at Saltholme.

Whiskered TernWhiskered Tern seen on the 26th April 2009