As it is close to the city centre of Ghent this nature park is mainly focused on recreation, pic-nics and other family activities. Nevertheless during migration periodes the wetland area attracts alot of wader birds like Little Ringed Plover , Common Greenshank , Wood Sandpiper , Black-tailed Godwit , Ruff , Avocet , Temminck's Stint , Spoonbill. It is one of the best places in the region to see Garganey and other duck species like Northern Pintail or Common Pochard. There is an artificial hill which is ideal for migration counts and an overview of the best birding spot in this nature park. In the grasslands adjacent to this hill you can spot birds like Whinchat , European Stonechat , Little Owl , Northern Wheatear , Grasshopper Warbler , European Goldfinch.
There are no parking spaces really close to this nature park, the main parking spot is find at the sports hall of Gentbrugge (Driebeekstraat). There are a few parking spaces a bit closer in the Boer Janssensstraat.
Terrain and HabitatGrassland, Wetland, Plain, River
Is a telescope useful?Yes
Good birding seasonSpring, Winter
Best time to visitSpring migration, Autumn migration
RoutePaved road, Wide path, Unpaved road, Narrow trail
Difficulty walking trailEasy
Accessible byFoot, Bicycle, Car, Wheelchair
Birdwatching hide / platformYes