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Décanteurs d'Hollogne sur Geer

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Nature preserve with several ponds and reed beds. Well known to belgian birders, one of the richest spots in the area. Harbours many uncommon or rare species.

Added by Jeremy Jaegers On 10 February 2020
Last updated 13 July 2021

Description

Most of Wallonia's better known birding spots for waterfowl (and reedbed associated birds) are in the west, but this is one of the best known spots to the east. Good visibility on all the ponds and a beautiful new lookout cabin built a couple of years ago. A common haunt of the Bearded Tit, Bluethroat, Eurasian Hobby and Water Rail among many others. Also a relatively important spot for the more common waterfowl such as the Common Teal, Northern Shoveler, or Eurasian Moorhen. An oasis of diversity in the middle of intensive farmland activity.

Details

Access

Just a few minutes off the A3 motorway at the 28A exit, next to the town of Hollogne-Sur-Geer. Free parking spaces are available coming from the west through the fields (rue des prés) or from the east in the middle of town (rue du centre). The location can be visited on foot.

Note: At the moment there is a sign that says: 'Closed due to visitor misconduct... until July 15, 2021'

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Reedbeds , Agriculture

Conditions

Flat , Swampy , Open landscape

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Winter , Spring , Summer , Autumn , Autumn migration , Spring migration

Route

Wide path

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

Yes

Links

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Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

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