Babbelbeekse Beemden

Antwerpen  >  Belgium

Babbelbeekse Beemden is a flood area that prevents flooding in the nearby residential area. The small nature reserve (4.5 ha) attracts many birds.

Added* by Hannes Giglot
Most recent update 30 August 2022
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Babbelbeekse Beemden is a typical valley area for this region. This small floodplain is regularly flooded, especially in winter, making it interesting for waterfowl such as Common Teal, Snipe, Great Egret, Water Pipit and Water Rail. An irregular winter guest is the Jack Snipe which is mainly observed here in cold periods. In the area there is also a bird migration observation post where large numbers of Redwing, Meadow Pipit and Common Starling fly by in the autumn (see link). Little Owl breed in the pollard willows in the area. In the spring, songbirds such as Marsh Warbler, Reed Warbler, Reed Bunting, Greater Whitethroat, Cuckoo and Blackcap arrive here to breed.


Nederlands: Babbelbeekse Beemden is een typisch valleigebiedje voor deze streek. Dit kleine overstromingsgebied komt vooral in de winter regelmatig blank te staan waardoor het interessant is voor watervogels zoals Common Teal, Snipe, Great Egret, Water Pipit en Water Rail. Een onregelmatige wintergast is het Jack Snipe die hier vooral in koude periodes wordt waargenomen. In het gebied is ook een trektelpost waar in het najaar grote aantallen Redwing, Meadow Pipit en Common Starling voorbij vliegen (zie link). Little Owl broed in de knotwilgen in de omgeving. In de lente arriveren zangvogels zoals Marsh Warbler, Reed Warbler, Reed Bunting , Greater Whitethroat, Cuckoo en Blackcap om hier te broeden.



The area is freely accessible to walkers on the hiking trails (also possible in very wet weather thanks to a boardwalk). In winter and spring, part of the hiking trail is closed to the public, as many water birds come to rest on the water. The walking path is about 500 meters long and starts at the entrance to the nature reserve at Bremstraat.


Nederlands: Het gebied is vrij toegankelijk voor wandelaars op de wandelpaden (kan ook bij zeer nat weer dankzij een vlonderpad). In de winter en lente is een deel van het wandelpad voor het publiek afgesloten, omdat tal van watervogels komen rusten op de waterpartij. Het wandelpad is zo’n 500 meter lang en start aan de ingang van het natuurgebied ter hoogte van de Bremstraat.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Scattered trees and bushes , Grassland , Reedbeds , Agriculture


Flat , Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

Winter , Spring

Best time to visit



Wide path , Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail


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Birdwatching hide / platform



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