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Next to the city of Diest the valley of the Demer is a wide low-lying valley with nutrient-rich wet meadows and (peat)marshes between sandy hills with forests.
Birds of marshes and wet meadows are found in the open area such as Bluethroat, Reed Bunting, Water Rail, Great Egret, Northern Pintail, Snipe, Spotted Crake, Garganey, Eurasian Curlew, Northern Lapwing, Sedge Warbler, Cetti's Warbler, European Stonechat.
Birds in the semi-open landscape with wood edges are Red-backed Shrike, Common Nightingale, Icterine Warbler, Garden Warbler, Greater Whitethroat, Eurasian Kestrel, Long-eared Owl, Yellowhammer, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Eurasian Hobby, Linnet. In the older forrest on the sandy hills breeding birds are European Honey-buzzard, Black Woodpecker, Middle Spotted Woodpecker.
Walking and cycling is the only way you can visit the park. Click on a P in the map to get directions to a parking. The circular route indicated on the map is about 10 km long.