• Join in our Jubilee celebrations


    Bring your family, friends and a picnic, and join in the Big Lunch event taking place on Sunday, June 3 at our West Canvey Marsh reserve between 12.30 and 4pm. Free entry, although there will be a small charge for some activities and should you wish to purchase tea/coffee, ice creams or cupcakes.

    Toilets will be available on the day.

    Plenty of car parking.




    • 28 May 2012
  • Last chance to see!

    Our blue tits are growing fast and will probably fledge this week. You can see them live in glorious colour on CCTV in our visitor centre at Wat Tyler Country Park.
    • 14 May 2012
  • You create wetlands, you get cracking wading birds!

    It’s been an exciting couple of weeks on the South Essex Marshes; last weekend saw brief visits from a Glossy Ibis and a Great White Egret, both seen from the hide overlooking Pitsea Scrape. Visitors to the hide have also been rewarded with great views of Marsh Harrier quartering over the reedbed, and good numbers of Avocet on the scrape. Across our other reserves, highlights have included Whimbrel and Cuckoo at West…

    • 13 May 2012
  • Little Owls Discover Space

    South Essex Marshes had a great Little Owls session this morning. Our theme was space so the children learnt all about stars and planets through games and activities, we also explored some very muddy paths through the park and built space rockets from recycled materials. Little Owls is the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month 10am - 4pm. £3.50 or £2.50 for RSPB members, no need to book just turn up on the day.…

    • 9 May 2012
  • A willowchiff?

    Chiffchaffs and Willow Warblers are a troublesome duo unless they are singing!

    These two shots should help out a little...

    Thanks to Howard at Rainham for the ID photo

    • 2 May 2012