The Doelpolder is a wetland with open water, breeding islands and is primarily a nature reserve for meadow birds and water birds. A lock in the Scheldedijk allows a limited amount of brackish water in the Doelpolder, creating a light-salt tidal creek of 36 hectares. Countless meadow birds such as the Black-tailed Godwit, Garganey and the Common Redshank find a suitable breeding area here. In the winter you can see waders, ducks and geese perching for food. From the dyke you have a good view of this salt marsh area. Nice birds you can see here are Eurasian Spoonbill, Spotted Redshank, Peregrine Falcon, European Marsh Harrier, Hen Harrier, Mediterranean Gull and Eurasian Curlew.
You can overview the area from the dikes surounding the wedlands.