Dyfi Osprey Project

Dyfi Osprey Project, Derwenlas: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Dyfi Osprey Project Reviews: 5/5

Dyfi Osprey Project
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Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Pwy
Wales97 contributions
Amazing ospreys and an excellent new visitors centre
May 2021 • Solo
This place between Machynlleth and Aberystwyth deserved five stars before the new visitors centre was opened; I’d like to give more now.
There are two precious small osprey chicks to see , having survived recent storms, and now a heat wave.
The nest and adults can be seen with binoculars from the observatory, and the chicks on webcams The observatory can be reached on a boardwalk, passing flowers and singing warblers
The new visitors centre is very well designed with the use of recycled materials and solar power. The staff, most of whom are volunteers, are friendly and knowledgable. There’s also a lovely little cafe
At present visitor numbers are restricted, book online for a two hour slot. It’s well worth £6/adult.
Written June 2, 2021
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Nsmichelle
4 contributions
Lovely afternoon
May 2021 • Couples
It was a lovely afternoon watching the ospreys.
The volunteers and passionate and knowledgeable about the project.
Written May 29, 2021
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Tim G
Bournemouth, UK100 contributions
Excellent venue and standard of food 5*
May 2021
A great place to visit and so much bird song. Lots of various bird life and a fantastic hide that allows views across to the Ospreys nesting.

The quality of the cafeteria food was, quite literally, exceptional. Thank you for a great visit albeit everyone was dodging the hail showers.

Can only wish you every success and so pleasing to see Lottery Funding is contributing to such a worthy initiative. The hot chocolate was the best I’ve ever had!

Thank you and good luck for the future.
Written May 5, 2021
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Paul S
Abingdon, UK22 contributions
Dyfi Osprey project.Just South of Machynlleth in West Wales.
May 2019
This is a wildlife centre where there are walkways leading to hides from which you get a long-distance view of Osprey nests. If you are there at the rght time, you will see ospreys eating fish whixh they have caught in the local river .
Written April 14, 2020
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Welsh NZers
Auckland Central, New Zealand1,024 contributions
Osprey Delight
Jul 2019
The Dyfi Osprey Project is easy to find with excellent parking outside the small coffee shop which is also excellent - they serve scones & homemade Welsh Cakes & ice-creams. There is also a public toilet block in the car park which is extremely clean. The Visitor Centre staff were very welcoming and we were invited to look at the live feed camera where we could see close-up views of Talyn (mother) and her three chicks (Berthyn, Peris & Hasgyn). Dad, Monty, was off fishing for dinner! This is the most amazing place with 3 hides in the Reserve. There is an excellent board walk from the Visitor Centre through the Reserve up to the main observation Hide/Tower. Manned by knowledgeable volunteers, we were able to see the actual nest but we weren't allowed to get any closer to the birds. However, we walked around waiting to see if Monty would return - he didn't for over an hour. We noticed that the boardwalk was generously wide for wheelchairs and there is a lift for access to the main observation deck. We really enjoyed learning about the Osprey through the volunteers and appreciated how helpful they all were. We then explored the Reserve by following the boardwalk which meandered gently through the wetland. This really is a "must see" attraction.
Written November 2, 2019
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CostumeDiva
Worcester, UK42 contributions
Ospreys on camera
Aug 2019
A wonderful project which we have been visiting for several years now, and following on Twitter. Get to see the magnificent ospreys and their chicks via telescope, or up close on the nest cams which are projected live in the impressive observation tower with 360 degree views over the area. Beautifully presented with walkways through diverse terrain, including many species and informative signboards. It's a lovely place to visit if travelling along the coast road from Borth to Aberdovey and well worth a diversion from anywhere else on the Cambrian coast. Visitor facilities include toilets and a lovely cafe; staff in the visitor centre are friendly and knowledgeable. A new visitor centre is proposed to be built soon.
Written October 5, 2019
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macsfamousmacncheese
Cheshire, UK51 contributions
Amazing to see the ospreys!
Aug 2019 • Couples
We visited on the last day before the centre closed for winter/the building of the new centre. We were really warmly welcomed by the two ladies there, who have a real passion for the wildlife, and told all about their ospreys, and what else you could spot.

We were able to see their remaining two, breeding male Monty and one of his brood (mother and the other two chicks had already migrated). We had never seen an osprey before so this was absolutely fantastic to see the two!

We also saw their water buffalo, many common lizards and some other birds including a kingfisher. We would definitely recommend a visit here. Being surrounded by reeds really makes you feel amongst nature; it is very peaceful. The hides are also very well kept and the observatory was extremely impressive!
Written August 31, 2019
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Rosie
10 contributions
Great place for bird lovers
Aug 2019
Brilliant place so well set up with lots of lovely knowledgeable volunteers. They do such a great job for these amazing birds.
Written August 29, 2019
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David R
Bearsted, UK12 contributions
Unexpected find - fantastic
Aug 2019 • Family
Incredibly passionate people make this off the beaten track find a great stop. Had no idea that there were Osprey in the area. Great facilities including small gift shop, tea and coffee, toilets and ample
parking. Didn’t actually see the Osprey, but both staff were keen to show us the live and recorded footage. Such passion for what they do. I well recommended as visit if you like your natural world.
Written August 27, 2019
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RaspberryBazaar
South Wales, UK10 contributions
Thrilled with this adventure
Aug 2019 • Family
What a wonderful find! We are bird phenatics, and to find out that there is an Osprey project so close to us has astounded and thrilled us!

Some wonderful wildlife and amazing, knowledgeable staff... Spent longer than we probably should have just watching from the telescopes readily set up facing their nests.

Live cameras showing the nests too. Helping the future of ospreys in a beautiful, non intrusive way!

Another great experience.
Written August 26, 2019
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