Rhine Delta Observation Deck

Vorarlberg  >  Austria

Very good birding-area in the rhine delta with a lot of different species and also rarities.

Added* by Fabio Fercher
Most recent update 20 February 2023


The Rhine Delta Observation Deck (Rheindelta Fußacher Bucht Beobachtungsplattform) is a great birding hotspot because in every season of the year you can observe different birds. The whole year you can see for example Eurasian Curlew, Great Egret, Marsh Harrier or Bearded Tit. In the winter half-year there are a lot of water birds like Whooper Swan, Common Teal or Common Pochard. In the summer half-year there are Little Bittern, Purple Heron, Black Kite or Common Tern. But the best time of the year is the period of migration with many shorebirds, flycatchers and many other migratory birds that make a stop in the area.



You can't go to the observation platform by car, but with the bike or on foot you can get there. The nearest bus stop is "Fußach Altes Postamt" Indicated with a star symbol on the map. From the busstop it is about 2,5 km to the observation platform. On the map you see a suggested walking route from the bus stop to the platform.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Grassland , Mud flats , Agriculture , Reedbeds , Scattered trees and bushes , Lake


No shadow , High water possible , Open landscape , Flat , Wet , Dry , Dusty

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Autumn migration


Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform


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