Platwijers - Grote Platwijer

Zonhoven  >  Belgium

Nature reserve with many ponds surrounded by meadows. Many trails to walk and birds to see.

Added* by Erik Schorpion
Most recent update 27 December 2022


De Platwijers is a nature reserve of approximately 100 hectares. The area consists of fish ponds and meadows and is very rich in birdlife. Among the birds you can see in the area are Greylag Goose, Mute Swan, Egyptian Goose, Common Shelduck, Garganey, Northern Shoveler, Gadwall, Eurasian Wigeon, Mallard, Northern Pintail, Common Teal, Common Pochard, Tufted Duck, Common Pheasant, Great Crested Grebe, Black-necked Grebe, Jack Snipe, Woodcock, Snipe, Little Bittern, Grey Heron, Great Egret, Little Egret and Great Bittern.


Nederlands: De Platwijers is een natuurreservaat van ongeveer 100 ha groot. Het gebied bestaat uit visvijvers en weilanden en is zeer rijk aan vogels. Er is een uitkijktoren en er zijn vogelkijkhutten.



On foot, by bike or car. Various walks have been set out: green trail – 3 km, orange trail – 5.2 km, red trail – 9 km, blue trail – 10 km, and yellow trail – 12.6 km.


Nederlands: Te voet,met de fiets of auto. Er zijn diverse wandelingen uitgezet: groene wandelroute – 3km, oranje wandelroute – 5,2 km, rode wandelroute – 9 km, blauwe wandelroute – 10 km en gele wandelroute – 12,6 km.

Terrain and Habitat

Reedbeds , Scattered trees and bushes , Grassland , Wetland



Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Summer , Winter , Spring migration , Spring , Autumn , Autumn migration


Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Car

Birdwatching hide / platform



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