Year round you can find birds like Willow Tit, Cetti's Warbler, Common Kingfisher, Water Rail, Eurasian Sparrowhawk, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker. In summer you can find good numbers off Marsh Warbler, Reed Warbler, Little Grebe. In winter you can find waterbirds like Gadwall, Northern Shoveler, Common Pochard, Common Snipe, Jack Snipe.
By car you can easily reach the area coming from the higway E40, west of Brussels, exit Aalst. You can park your car at Wellemeersenstraat or Zavelputstraat. By train you acces the area by train within 20 minutes from Brussels to railway station Denderleeuw. You can only explore the area on foot.
Terrain and HabitatForest, Wetland, Grassland, River
ConditionsSwampy, Slippery, High water possible, Flat
Is a telescope useful?Can be useful
Good birding seasonAll year round
Best time to visitSpring
RouteUnpaved road, Narrow trail
Difficulty walking trailEasy
Birdwatching hide / platformYes
Good shoes or boots recommended.
The area is also well known for it's diversity off Dragonflies.