It has a good variety of wildfowl and in winter can attract Goosander in significant numbers. A number of rare birds have been seen here, including Golden Oriole and Spotted Crake. There is a winter gull roost and during migration times has proved to be a hotspot for terns, with records including Caspian and Whiskered Tern.
Total species seen at this site: 139
Stanford Reservoir straddles the borders of Leicestershire and Northamptonshire with the larger part in Northamptonshire. It is the base of the Stanford Ringing Group so generates lots of records.
|Common Name||Latin Name||Date Recorded||Recorded By|
|Common Tern||Sterna hirundo||20/08/2017||PhilipCrowfoot|
|Little Egret||Egretta garzetta||10/08/2017||PhilipCrowfoot|
|Common Sandpiper||Actitis hypoleucos||10/08/2017||PhilipCrowfoot|
|Wood Sandpiper||Tringa glareola||10/08/2017||PhilipCrowfoot|
|Black-tailed Godwit||Limosa limosa||10/07/2017||PhilipCrowfoot|
|Oystercatcher||Haematopus ostralegus||01/07/2017||Rod Baker|
|Garden Warbler||Sylvia borin||01/07/2017||Rod Baker|
|Little Ringed Plover||Charadrius dubius||01/07/2017||Rod Baker|
|Sand Martin||Riparia riparia||01/07/2017||Rod Baker|
|Mallard||Anas platyrhynchos||01/07/2017||Rod Baker|
|Green Sandpiper||Tringa ochropus||01/07/2017||Rod Baker|
|Chiffchaff||Phylloscopus collybita||01/07/2017||Rod Baker|
It lies in the valley of the River Avon, just to the south of South Kilworth and about 7km south west of Lutterworth. A permit, available from the Northamptonshire Wildlife Trust, is required for access to the grounds of the reservoir and the car park by the dam, off the minor road between South Kilworth and Stanford on Avon at SP596802. Part of the reservoir can be viewed from from the minor road between South Kilworth and Welford, at the inflow (north east) end SP611811, without entering the grounds.