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There are RSPB Reserves at both these areas of grazing marsh, which lie on opposite sides of the northern end of the estuary. Bowling Green Marsh has a bird hide and a viewpoint over the estuary and is best around high tide. Exminster Marshes has no hide so viewing is from footpaths that cross the reserve, and the canal banks that overlook the marshes. Species – Winter: avocet, black-tailed godwit, lapwing, curlew, brent geese, shoveler, wigeon and teal. Spring & Summers edge, Cetti's and reedwarblers, breeding waders - lapwing and redshank plus passage waders including dunlin and greenshank.