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Buitengoor, De Maat and Den Diel

Kempen  >  Belgium

A mosaic of hay meadows, deciduous forests, moors, marshes, fens and ponds with reed collars. Fed by calcareous Meuse water. Unique flora and fauna.

Description

The Molse zandputten (sand pits) with the De Maat nature reserve is a nature reserve with a great diversity of landscapes. From dry to soggy from acidic to calcareous. A mosaic of hay meadows, deciduous forests, moors, marshes, fens and ponds with reed collars. It houses a record number of dragonfly species. Also a large number of special bird species such as: Common Kingfisher, Golden Oriole, Bluethroat, Cetti's Warbler, Grey Wagtail and European Honey-buzzard.

Details

Access

Parking at Den Diel. Coming from Postel just before the canal and the Baley bridge on the left of the road (see the P on the map). From here you can make a circular walk (9,4 km) that is shown on the map.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest, Wetland, Moors/heathland, Scattered trees and bushes

Conditions

Flat, Swampy, Open landscape

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Spring, All year round

Best time to visit

Autumn migration, Spring migration

Route

Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

Links

Birdingplaces Near

Cartierheide & Hapertse heide

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

Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

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