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Turnhouts Vennengebied

Antwerp  >  Belgium

An important heathland in Flanders with its characteristic fens, heathland and grasslands and a good place for watching birds.

Added* by Ysette Foppen
Most recent update 4 May 2022

Description

The Turnhouts Vennengebied is an important heathland in Flanders with its characteristic fens, heathland and grasslands. You can discover numerous birds from the viewing tower in the meadows between the Zwart Water and Hoogmoerheide. In the spring and summer dozens of water and meadow birds breed. Some of the birds you can see are Spoonbill, Black-tailed Godwit, Eurasian Curlew, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Sparrowhawk, Northern Goshawk, Osprey, European Stonechat, Northern Wheatear, Red Kite and Hen Harrier.

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Nederlands: Het Turnhouts Vennengebied is een belangrijk heidegebied in Vlaanderen met zijn karakteristieke vennen, heide en graslanden. In de weilanden tussen het Zwart Water en Hoogmoerheide ontdek je tal van vogels vanaf de uitkijktoren. In het voorjaar en de zomer broeden tientallen water- en weidevogels in het gebied. Enkele vogels die je kunt tegenkomen zijn Spoonbill, Black-tailed Godwit, Eurasian Curlew, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Sparrowhawk, Northern Goshawk, Osprey, European Stonechat, Northern Wheatear, Red Kite en Hen Harrier.

Details

Access

Best to park at the Englandhoeve. Nice routes for short and long walks and lots to see and enjoy. Beautiful birdwatch tower. The route displayed on the map is about 8 km.

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Nederlands: Je kunt het beste parkeren bij de Englandhoeve. Klik op de P in de kaart voor een routebeschrijving naar de parkeerplaats. Leuke routes voor korte en lange wandelingen en veel te zien en te genieten. Mooie vogelkijktoren. De op de kaart weergegeven route is ongeveer 8 km.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , Wetland , Grassland , Scattered trees and bushes , Lake , Mud flats

Conditions

Flat

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Yes

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring migration , Autumn migration

Route

Wide path

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform

Yes

Links

View other birding spots in the area that are published on Birdingplaces

Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

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