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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

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 Eurasian Spoonbill, Black-tailed Godwit, Eurasian Curlew, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Eurasian Sparrowhawk, Northern Goshawk, Osprey, European Stonechat, Northern WheatearRed Kite and 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.

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 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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