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Gentbrugse Meersen

Oost-Vlaanderen  >  Belgium

The Gentbrugse Meersen is a nature park squeezed between the city centre of Ghent and the Scheldt river.

Added by Roeland De Wilde

Description

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.

Details

Access

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 Habitat

Grassland, Wetland, Plain, River

Conditions

Flat, Swampy

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Yes

Good birding season

Spring, Winter

Best time to visit

Spring migration, Autumn migration

Route

Paved road, Wide path, Unpaved road, Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle, Car, Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform

Yes

Birdingplaces Near

Bourgoyen Ossemeersen

Kalkense Meersen

Damvallei

Merelbeke Paardeweide

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

Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

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