Limbourg  >  Belgium

Former gravel pit and arm of the Meuse today grazed by Konik horses and Galloway cattle. The lakes are home to many wintering birds.

Added* by Gilles Pirard
Most recent update 16 September 2020
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In the Negenoord-Kerkeweerd nature reserve, the Konik horses and Galloway cattle provide grazing all year round. They ensure that a mosaic structure is created with open spaces, flowers and bushes and that biodiversity is increased. That also means more insects and birds. On the water numerous ducks, geese and shorebirds frequent the Negenoord site in winter. The diversity of species and the number of individuals can be remarkable.


Français: Ancienne gravière et bras de Meuse aujourd'hui pâturés par des chevaux Konig et des vaches Galloway. Les plans d'eau accueillent beaucoup d'oiseaux hivernants. De nombreux canards, oies et limicoles fréquentent le site en hiver. La diversité d'espèces et le nombre d'individus peuvent être remarquables



Easy parking at the site entrance, at the location indicated. Click on the P in the map to get directions. The circular route that is shown on the map is 3,5 km. The area also has a watchtower in the center, on a mound, at the highest point.


Français: Parking aisé à l'entrée du site, à l'emplacement indiqué

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Scattered trees and bushes , Grassland



Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit



Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform



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