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Leeuwenhof

Flanders  >  Belgium

A man-made lake near the town of Ghent with an island and some mudbanks.

Added by Bastiaan

Description

A sand extraction pit that was decommisioned and is now a small nature reserve. The area features an island with breeding opportunities for shorebirds like Little Ringed Plover and Common Tern) and some steep walls for Sand Martin. Some areas are planted with berry trees (Prunus) which can attract migrant birds during migration.

Details

Access

Access through the norteastern end of the Rodehoedstraat (Gent) or through Leeuwenhof (Gent). There is one observation point (see trail on the map).

Terrain and Habitat

Lake, Beach, Mud flats, Agriculture, Scattered trees and bushes, Grassland

Conditions

Flat, No shadow

Circular trail

No

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Route

Unpaved road, Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform

Yes

Birdingplaces Near

Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen

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Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

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