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Réserve de l'Escaille

Gembloux  >  Belgium

Nature reserve with an old mill, a river, a lake, some bushes and an observation point.

Added* by Mareschal
Most recent update 10 January 2022

Description

Réserve de l'Escaille is located in an urban area at the confluence of the Orneau and Rabaudy rivers. The reserve was established around a former sugar refinery, A true oasis of biological diversity surrounded by intensive agriculture. Many birds visit the reserve or breed there. Nearly two hundred species of birds have already been recorded at L'Escaille. An observatory invites you to discover them at any time of the day or night. Among the birds you can encounter are Common Kingfisher, Little Grebe, Common Teal, Peregrine Falcon, Long-tailed Tit, Reed Warbler, Marsh Warbler, Blackcap, Garden Warbler and Eurasian Nuthatch.

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Français: Réserve de l'Escaille - ancien moulin avec étendues d'eau. Rivière, étang, bosquets. Établi autour d’un ancien décanteur de sucrerie, le site a initialement été protégé en tant que relais migratoire privilégié pour les oiseaux d'eau. Aujourd’hui, il profite surtout aux oiseaux nicheurs comme les grèbes huppés et castagneux, ou encore le martin-pêcheur. Près de deux-cents espèces d'oiseaux ont déjà recensées à l’Escaille ! Un observatoire invite à les découvrir à toute heure du jour et de la nuit.

Details

Access

Parking places available near the N4, just next to the Ravel bridge. Click on the P in the map to get directions.

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Français: Places disponibes près de la N4, juste à côté du pont du Ravel.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Scattered trees and bushes , River

Conditions

Hilly

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Spring , Autumn

Best time to visit

Spring , Autumn

Route

Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

Extra info

The area has become very busy since Covid.

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Français: Fort fréquenté durant le Covid.

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Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

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