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Kerselaerenbos

Antwerpen  >  Belgium

The Kerselaerenbos or Lachenenbos is a deciduous forest. It is part of the nature reserve 'Grote Boshoek'.

Added by Hannes Giglot

Description

The old oaks of Kerselaeren forest attract many forest birds such as Eurasian Nuthatch, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker and Tawny Owl. Spring is the best season to come here. If you are lucky, you can see Golden OrioleSpotted Flycatcher, Wood Warbler or Hawfinch. The forest also has an unique spring flora. At the end of March, thousands of wood anemones, lesser periwinkles and oxlips color the forest floor. Other rare plant species are wood sorrel, false lily, Solomon's seal and herb-paris. The farms around the forest are the habitat of Little Owl and Black Redstart.  

Details

Access

There is a parking for cars at the beginning of the nature reserve. The best way to explore is on foot. Coordinates: 51.121376, 4.524644.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest, Scattered trees and bushes, Agriculture

Conditions

Swampy

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

No

Good birding season

Spring

Best time to visit

Spring

Route

Unpaved road, Narrow trail, Wide path

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

Extra info

For recent observations: 

https://waarnemingen.be/locations/192664/observations/?advanced=on

Birdingplaces Near

Don't forget to visit the Babbelbeekse Beemden (also described on Birdingplaces) or Anderstad when you pass by.

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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