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Gaverbeekse Meersen

Oost-Vlaanderen  >  Belgium

The Gaverbeekse Meersen is a flood area with mainly hay meadows and pollard willows. An old railway verge crosses the area.

Added by Depodt Peter

Description

The Gaverbeekse Meersen is a flood area that borders an agriculture area. More than 100 different bird species have been seen in the area. In the months of May-June, the Gaverbeekse Meersen are at their best, when the many hawthorns are in bloom. However, a walk on the old verge is always worthwhile, because it gives you a good view of the nature reserve. Among the birds you can see here are Eurasian Green WoodpeckerGreater WhitethroatReed WarblerBlackcapGreat Spotted WoodpeckerLittle GrebeEurasian Sparrowhawk and Long-eared Owl.

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Nederlands:  De Gaverbeekse Meersen zijn een overstromingsgebied met vooral hooilanden en knotwilgen. Een oude spoorwegberm doorkruist het gebied. In de maanden mei-juni zijn de Gaverbeekse Meersen op hun mooist, want dan staan de vele meidoorns in bloei. Een wandeling op de oude berm is echter altijd de moeite waard, want zo krijgt je een goed zicht op het natuurgebied. Vogels die je hier kunt zien zijn groene specht, grasmus, kleine karekiet, zwartkop, buizerd, grote bonte specht, dodaars, krakeend, blauwe reiger, torenvalk, sperwer en ransuil.

Details

Access

Parking Chinoh: Vijfseweg 202, 8790 Waregem or Parking Windhoek (aan volkstuintjes). Click on the P in the map to get directions. From there you can explore the area on foot.

Terrain and Habitat

River, Grassland, Scattered trees and bushes, Forest, Agriculture

Conditions

Flat, Swampy, Open landscape

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

No

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring, Autumn, Summer, Spring migration, Autumn migration

Route

Paved road, Unpaved road, Narrow trail, Wide path

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

Links

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

Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

Comments

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