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Hohnbachtal

Kanton Eupen  >  Belgium

Hike in the Hohnbachtal nature reserve. Besides nice birds the Hohnbach valley has a special feature: Galmeiflora or Calamine flowers.

Added* by Franz Freitag
Most recent update 7 January 2022

Description

Hohnbachtal is an area of cultural and natural history. It is a nature reserve with wetland, forest and open spaces. These varied habitats have created a diverse bird fauna. Soils contaminated with heavy metals due to earlier ore mining, hence interesting Galmeiflora. Among the birds you can encounter are Grey Wagtail, Red Kite, Eurasian Nuthatch, Short-toed Treecreeper, Firecrest, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Middle Spotted Woodpecker, Eurasian Green Woodpecker and Black Woodpecker.

Details

Access

Parking along Lütticher Straße in Kelmis. Sturdy shoes are a good idea because it is often damp / muddy (except in summer). The path is narrow, partly steep, not barrier-free. On the map you see a circular walk of about 11 km. But you can also easily walk a shorter route.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , Wetland , Grassland , Valley

Conditions

Hilly , Swampy

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

No

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Winter , Spring

Route

Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

Links

View other birding spots in the area that are published on Birdingplaces

Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

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