Dyfi Osprey chicks 2016

Dyfi Osprey chicks at Cors Dyfi Nature Reserve © MWT

Cors Dyfi Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve

Cors Dyfi Nature Reserve in the autumn © MWT

111 birds, including breeding Ospreys
503 moths
18 dragonflies & damselflies
24 mammals, including dormouse!
Wetland wildlife haven, home to the Dyfi Ospreys

Location

Derwenlas
Machynlleth
Powys
SY20 8SR

OS Map Reference

SN703984
A static map of Cors Dyfi

Know before you go

Size
17 hectares

Entry fee

Suggested donation scheme to help cover costs; free to MWT members; £3 adult (children free), £6 weekly pass, £15 season pass.

Parking information

Park in the free car park just off the main road

Grazing animals

Water Buffalo in fenced areas

Walking trails

Discover the reserve along the network of boardwalks

Access

With the exception of the bird hide, the site is fully accessible to wheelchair users.

Dogs

Guide dogs only

Facilities

Visitor centre
Bird hides
Toilets
Shop
Cafe/refreshments
Picnic area
Disabled toilet
Baby changing facilities

When to visit

Opening times

Dyfi Osprey Project is now closed for the winter. The boardwalk is open everyday during daylight hours, except for Thursdays, when we carry out habitat management.

Best time to visit

April to September

About the reserve

Cors Dyfi is a wonderful little nature reserve that is teaming with wildlife. Over the last few hundred years it has seen many changes, from estuarine salt marsh to reclaimed grazing, then to conifer plantation and more recently into a wildlife rich wetland reserve. The reserve is a healthy mixture of bog, swamp, wet woodland and scrub supporting a plethora of animals and plants. Including the magnificent Osprey, which bred on the reserve for the first time in 2011. If you are lucky you may also spot an otter or dormouse.

Our Dyfi Osprey website is packed with information on the ospreys and the nature reserve they call home: click here.

The Ospreys are typically here from April to September. Spring and Summer are also the best times to see Common Lizards, Nightjars, Grasshopper, Reed & Sedge Warblers, Yellow Flag Iris and Four-spotted Chasers. The Trust’s Water Buffalo graze the reserve during the Summer. The winter brings a host of small birds to the feeders as well as Barnacle Geese and Hen Harriers to the wider reserve. During the winter you may even glimpse the elusive Bittern in the reed beds. Year round we regularly see Otters and Red Kites on the reserve.

Cors Dyfi Facilities include Dyfi 360 Observatory, two bird hides, visitor centre with a small shop & basic refreshments and accessible toilets. We have educational facilities on site and welcome group bookings. Dogs are welcome in the car park and visitor centre, but with the exception of Assistance Dogs, dogs are no longer allowed on the reserve. Water bowls are provided.

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