A new one million pound wetland will be built in the Norfolk Broads over the next few years.
An area the size of 100 football pitches will be created to home vulnerable birds and wildlife.
The new wetland will provide suitable breeding conditions for wading birds such as lapwings, avocets, redshanks and yellow wagtails. It will also provide a feeding ground for thousands of migrant birds looking to refuel after a long flight.
The RSPB says the project will help create homes for new species as they move to the Broads.