Kevin Loader. 31 March 2016
Historically, the two National Nature Reserves, Woodwalton Fen and Holme Fen, have had important avifauna and, as a result, they have been popular bird-watching destinations: islands of important and interesting habitat in a sea of intensely cultivated arable fields.
As the fields between the NNRs have been taken into restoration, a greater variety of birds have begun to appear. Since the beginning of restoration, birds have been monitored in great detail and the Great Fen Bird Report 2005-13 reports on all 181 species now known to have occurred in the Great Fen area. Following the publication of that report Paul Tinsley-Marshall wrote Great Fen Birds: a summary.
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