Décanteurs de Longchamps

Région Wallonne  >  Belgium

One of the best places in Wallonia for birdwatchers with a chance to see many different species of birds.

Added by Brousmiche Henry


Located in Hesbaye namuroise, the Décanteurs de Longchamps complex comprises some fifteen basins spanning some fifty hectares. Most of these basins are intended to receive muddy water from the grating, which has been used to wash beets, while others, unused, are fed by rainwater. The presence of mudflats, due to the seasonal variation in water levels, and the development of a diverse vegetation, attracts a large number of birds making the site one of the top birdingplaces in Wallonia. Most are passing (especially the limicoles with 36 species reported!) but some rare species breed there, such as Black-necked GrebeCommon Gull and Bluethroat.

Note: This is private property where birdwatchers are tolerated. Respect the site! Access to the site requires prior authorization, which can be requested at the following address: Info.longchamps@raftir.be


Français: Décanteurs dans une raperie en fonction. Limicoles, ardéidés mais aussi Grêbes à cou noir, Sterne Pierre Garin, Busard des roseaux. Propriété privée où les ornithos sont tolérés. Respectez le site! L'accès au site demande une autorisation préalable, que l'on peut demander à l'adresse suivante : Info.longchamps@raftir.be



By the main door, enter if the gate is open, cross on 200-300 meter straight ahead, then you arrive at the water basins. Or via the ravel entered on the side.


Français: Par la porte principale, entrer si la grille est ouverte, traverser sur 200-300 tout droit, ensuit vous arrivez aux pièces d'eau. Ou via le ravel entré sur le côté.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland, Reedbeds


No shadow, Flat

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?



Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


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Birdwatching hide / platform


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