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Doelpolder

East Flanders  >  Belgium

Wedlands near the river Scheldt with many meadow birds, waterbirds, waders and migrants.

Added by Peter Partoens

Description

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.

Details

Access

You can overview the area from the dikes surounding the wedlands.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland

Conditions

Flat

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring

Route

Paved road, Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

Yes

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Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

Comments

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