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Visitors to London should not miss Regent's Park. As well as the beautiful gardens and historic parkland, there is a terrific variety of wildlife, the most visible of which is the birdlife. We also have a collection of waterfowl from around the world.

Birds of Regent's Park

People have been keenly observing bird life in The Regent's Park since the middle of the 19th century. The Regent's Park boasts an impressive list of at least 200 species.

Amphibians and Fish

Information about the amphibians and fish in The Regent's Park's lakes.


The Regent's Park's diverse grassland, woodland and wetland habitats together support 21 species of butterfly and more than 230 species of moth.


The Regent's Park is one of the few sites in central London where the Hedgehog is still found. Other mammals include the Fox, Brown Rat, House Mouse, grey squirrel, bats and Woodmouse.

Managing for wildlife

There are many wildlife conservation projects being carried out in the park including the creation of loggeries and 'dead hedges' within woodland areas and the planting and management of reed bed areas.


The Regent's Park's ornamental waterfowl collection was started in the 1930s and was expanded, particularly during the 1970s and 80s, to exceed ninety species of swans, geese and ducks.

Feeding birds and animals

Feeding wildlife in our parks causes more harm than good. It affects the balance of our bird populations and causes damage to wildlife habitats.

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