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Salty meadows close to the Flemish coast. It is the most important meadow bird area in Flanders, both in summer and in winter.
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 Godwit, Common Redshank, Eurasian Oystercatcher, Northern Lapwing, Avocet and Garganey.
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. Click on the P in the map to get directions to the parking of the visitor center.