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West-Vlaanderen  >  Belgium

Wet meadows alternate with ponds, ditches, reed beds and hedges. Every season different birds perch.

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In the winter period, this area is a popular resting place for large numbers of ducks. Hen Harrier is also on the job every year, just like the noisy Cetti's Warbler. In the spring it is on the puddles near the river Ijzer a coming and going of passing waders. For species such as  Eurasian CurlewSnipe , Black-tailed Godwit , Northern Lapwing , Common Redshank , Wood Sandpiper , Green Sandpiper it is an important stopover on the way to the northern breeding areas. Other notable spring guests are Spoonbill , Little Egret and Great Egret. In the varied area, birds such as Bluethroat and Avocet breed.



By car to the parking lot (click on the P on the map to go there) and from there you can explore the area on foot. The route you see on the map is about 2 km.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest, Plain, Wetland, Lake, Scattered trees and bushes, Grassland, River, Reedbeds, Agriculture


Flat, Swampy

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Winter, Summer, Spring migration


Paved road, Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform


Birdingplaces Near

Blankaart, Nieuwpoort IJzermonding

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Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here


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