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Abdij van ’t Park

Vlaams-Brabant  >  Belgium

Historical architecture combined with the natural landscape: open ponds and reedy bodies of water, forests and grassland in the neighbourhood.

Added by Greet Sienap

Description

The 12 hectares of the area consist of four former fish ponds in the Molenbeek valley. The ponds have been managed in a nature-friendly way for ten years. They are a good place to make the first spring observations of Reed Warbler, Marsh Warbler, Blackcap and Garden Warbler. During the winter half-year, in addition to modest numbers of Tufted Duck, Common Pochard, Common Teal are present. Other duck species are seen to a lesser extent Gadwall, Northern Shoveler.

In recent years many rareties were seen during migration, like Black-necked Grebe, Red-necked Grebe, Purple Heron, Great Bittern, Long-tailed Duck, Penduline Tit, Common Scoter and Squacco Heron.

Details

Access

By car: Park Abbey, Abdij van Park 7, 3001 Leuven. And then walking. The circular route (see the map) is about 2.5 km.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest, Wetland, Lake, Reedbeds, Grassland, Scattered trees and bushes, River, Agriculture

Conditions

Flat

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Winter, Spring

Best time to visit

Winter

Route

Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

Links

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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