a

Uitkerkse Polder

Coast  >  Belgium

Salty meadows close to the Flemish coast. It is the most important meadow bird area in Flanders, both in summer and in winter.

Added by Antoinne Sterk

Description

Located between the busy seaside towns of Blankenberge and De Haan and the quiet polder villages of Zuienkerke and Nieuwmunster, lies an ancient pasture landscape, the Uitkerkse Polder. During the winter thousands of geese settle here, while spring brings hundreds of meadow birds like Black-tailed GodwitCommon RedshankEurasian OystercatcherNorthern LapwingAvocet and Garganey.

Details

Access

Best explored walking/cycling. The visitor centre is located at the eastern part of the area. This is a good starting point for the various routes throughout the Uitkerkse Polder. There are three bird hides in walking distance of the visitor center. Shown on the map is the longest walking route (6,7 km).

If you travel by car, follow the signs from the Saint Amand's Church in Uitkerke.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland, Agriculture, Grassland

Conditions

Flat

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring migration, Autumn migration

Route

Paved road

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle

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

Click on the bee eater icon () to insert bird names in your own language. The birdnames will automatically be translated for other users!