Bleistätter Moor

Kärnten  >  Austria

Beautiful area where a small creek feeds Lake Ossiach. You can see various birds in this wetland that has been restored to it's original character.

Added* by Louis van der Ploeg
Most recent update 15 October 2023


A small creek (The Tiebel) here feeds Lake Ossiach. It is a former moist agricultural area. Where in the past mostly corn has been grown. This area has been given back to nature for a number of years and the original wetland character has been restored. The ponds give the area its main character, and many species of waterbird can be seen here. Large flocks of swans, geese and ducks rest and forage here. Species like Garganey and Common Teal can be seen in small numbers near the edges of the ponds.

The reedbeds are great for many breeding birds, like Little Bittern, Great Reed Warbler and Water Rail. Waterplants cover large patches of water, and are great for Eurasian Moorhen, and sometimes even Little Crake.

The agricultural side of the area on the east is great for large flocks of songbird after the breeding season. Large flocks of finches, sparrows and wagtails forage here in the fields.



The area is best viewed on foot or by bicycle. Note: you cannot cycle everywhere. And not the whole area is walkable and has a lot of wet ground. On the sides are parking spaces for cars. The circular route around the wetland is about 5 km.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Scattered trees and bushes , Agriculture


Flat , Wet

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

Spring , Autumn

Best time to visit

Spring , Spring migration , Autumn , Autumn migration


Narrow trail , Wide path , Paved road , Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform



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