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Illmitzer Zicksee

Burgenland  >  Austria

The diversity of natural features and easy accessibility of the Illmitzer Zicksee make it a highlight of any visit.

Added by Benjamin Knes

Description

Traditional draw-wells and reed huts, cattle herds, families of geese, blossoming orchids in spring, and extensive salt efflorescences in summer are popular photo motifs.

From an ornithological point of view, the Illmitzer Zicksee (also known as the "Zicklacke") is certainly a “must-see”. At high water levels, a number of places offer good  opportunities to observe birds at very close range. During the course of the year, about 15 duck species and 30 wader species use the lake or its shore zone as a resting area, and Gadwall, Northern Shoveler, and Mallard breed here. In May and July/ August, this saline lake is the most reliable spot in the area to see Broad-billed Sandpiper , Temminck's Stint , and Little Stint. It is also a good place to see: Western Yellow Wagtail , Sedge Warbler , Savi's Warbler , Red-backed Shrike , and Reed Bunting. Singing pearches for Crested Lark and Barred Warbler are almost “common knowledge”.

Details

Access

The parking area is located at Kirchentellinsfurter Platz. Driving around the soda pond is not allowed - walking or cycling are anyway the best ways to explore the area! Three wooden hides/towers (accessable with wheel chair) can be used for birdwatching around the Illmitzer Zicksee.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland, Grassland, Steppe, Plain, Reedbeds

Conditions

Flat, Open landscape

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Yes

Good birding season

Spring, Autumn, Summer

Best time to visit

Spring migration, Autumn migration, Spring, Autumn

Route

Paved road

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle, Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform

Yes

Birdingplaces Near

Südliche Seekoppel, Geiselsteller

View birdingplaces in the area that are published on Birdingplaces.eu

Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

Comments

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