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Mechels Broek

Antwerpen  >  Belgium

A large pond, numerous ditches and scattered bushes attract many species of birds. A large number of ducks and other water birds overwinter in the area.

Added by Greet Sienap

Description

The Mechels Broek is a wet and open swamp that belongs to the former flooding area of the Dyle. The large sand extraction pit is an important resting and foraging area for many waterfowl. In Spring you can see birds like  Bluethroat,  Sedge Warbler and  Water RailGarganey breeds here. In the Fall,  Osprey and harriers come by. Winter is again ideal for seeing  numerous duck species:  Gadwall , Common Shelduck , Tufted DuckNorthern Shoveler , Eurasian Wigeon , Common Teal. A nice area for walking and bird watching.

Details

Access

There is a little train station in the neighbourhood (Muizen) and there are a few parking lots near the visitor centre. A big parking lot is at De Nekker - Provincial Sports and Recreation Center.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland, Grassland, River, Reedbeds

Conditions

Flat

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Winter

Route

Paved road, Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

Yes

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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