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Maaswinkel-poelengebied

Limburg  >  Belgium

Great place to hear an abundance of songbirds. Iconic species of the area is Common Nightingale.

Added by Joop Speth

Description

Maaswinkel is a nature reserve of 280 hectares near Maasmechelen. The area is located in a flood plain and has been given its current form by the activities of a former brick factory. Clay pits have been dug in the area, creating a varied landscape. It is an overgrown area with lush green en several ponds. You can hear an abundance of songbirds all singing together. One of the few places nowadays with Common Nightingale.

Details

Access

Possibility for parking at the canal Zuid-Willemsvaart (see the P on the map). From there you can explore the area on foot. A circular walk of 4 km is shown on the map.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest, Scattered trees and bushes

Conditions

Sandy

Circular trail

No

Is a telescope useful?

No

Good birding season

Spring, Autumn

Best time to visit

Spring

Route

Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

Links

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

Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

Comments

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