Birding Site: Cantley Marshes RSPB

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Pectoral Sandpiper at Cantley by Robin Abel

Pectoral Sandpiper at Cantley by Robin Abel 



Most famous for its winter flock of Bean Geese


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There is no official car park at this site, head down Burnt House lane and near the end turn left into Malthouse lane, park sensibly here and walk down to the railway crossing. The marshes are in front of you. The site has a similar feel to Buckenham being only a few miles further along the river. If the Geese are here you should be able to see them from the first gate. DO not under any circumstances walk into the fileds stick to the footpath.


The other good area for birds is the beet factory which has a series of pools, these can be a wader magnet. This is the best site in the county to see Green Sandpiper, regularly in excess of 50 birds in mid to late summer. Also only the second site in Britain to have a flock of Marsh Sandpipers, 3 birds were present for 10 days in August 1995.


Target Species

Taiga Bean Geese & White Fronted Geese in winter and Green Sandpiper in August