Heřmanický rybník

Silesia  >  Czech Republic

This is one of the best birding locations in Silesia with the largest reed growth in the area. The pond is located in the mining landscape of Ostrava.

Added* by Matěj Tvarůžka
Most recent update 19 February 2020


There have been recorded more than 250 birds species. It is a nesting site of the in Silesia rare Bearded Tit and there are nesting some other rare birds like Little Bittern , Bluethroat and Common Rosefinch. It is also a popular bird stop during migration time. In Spring you can see there for example Northern Wheatear , Savi's Warbler , Mediterranean Gull , Osprey and sometimes even Aquatic Warbler and Moustached Warbler.

During the Autumn migration you can see many species of waders like Dunlin , Ruff , Little Stint , Curlew Sandpiper , Spotted Redshank , Wood Sandpiper and some other. Also you can observe Spotted Crake or Water Rail.

In Winter it is an ideal place for watching Bearded Tit and if you are lucky you can see wintering Great Bittern or Twite .

Various bird rarities were also recorded here: Red-necked Phalarope , Ruddy Turnstone , Terek Sandpiper , Black-tailed Godwit , Red Knot , Pallas's Gull , Sandwich Tern , Arctic Tern , Red-rumped Swallow , Pallid Harrier , Sabine's Gull , Aquatic Warbler , Moustached Warbler and many others.



The location is inaccessible by car, so it is best to park somewhere in Ostrava and walk to the location or go by bus. I recommend a walk along the western side of the pond. You can make a circle around, but if you want to see some reed birds, it is best to wait near the reeds or go on one of the fishing bridges (but be careful, it can be dangerous).

Terrain and Habitat

Reedbeds , Lake


Dusty , Flat

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Autumn migration , Spring migration , Spring


Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform


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