About the CenterYou can find refuge from the bustle and noise of the city can be found the center of endangered birds. The site is comprised of four Victorian reservoirs packed into one of the rings of the Thames.
The center was first opened in 2000, and in 2002 an area of 29.9 hectares (each hectare = ten dunam) was designated as a special scientific interest.
The center covers more than 300,000 square meters of land that has been converted into a wide variety of salty and habitats, before the center opened in May 2000. It was the first urban project of its kind in the UK.
Many wild birds which made their home in the Centre cannot be found anywhere else in London. These include the Eurasian bittern, northern pintail, northern lapwing, water rail, rose-ringed parakeet, Eurasian sparrowhawk, sand martin, common kingfisher, little grebe and great crested grebe.
It hosts regular lectures and events related to the preservation of the animals in Britain, and named one of the “Seven Wonders of nature" in 2005 by the BBC’s edition on wonders of nature.