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National Reserve Žehuňský pond

Středočeský kraj  >  Czech Republic

Large fishpond (258 ha) with extensive reeds and adjacent waterlogged meadows in the floodplain of the river Cidlina.

Added* by Zehun
Most recent update 19 February 2020

Description

The area is accessible only on public roads. It is forbidden to enter reeds and meadows especially during the breeding season.The area is an important nesting site for Little Bittern , Great Bittern , Little Crake , Spotted Crake , Common Crane , Western Yellow Wagtail, Meadow Pipit , Bluethroat , Great Reed Warbler , Savi's Warbler , Bearded Tit and other bird species that occur in wetland habitats.

During the migration, the pond is an important habitat especially for Greylag Goose , Tundra Bean Goose , Greater White-fronted Goose , Common Teal , Northern Pintail , Goosander , White-tailed Eagle and Caspian Gull .

During migration Aquatic Warbler occurs regularly. Significant are roosting places Barn Swallow , Sand Martin and Common Starling , when the largest flocks reach even more than 100,000 ex.

Details

Access

Easily accessible by car. Important: The area is accessible only on public roads. It is forbidden to enter reeds and meadows especially during the breeding season.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Reedbeds , Grassland , Agriculture , Scattered trees and bushes , Lake

Conditions

Swampy , Open landscape , High water possible , No shadow

Circular trail

No

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Spring , Summer

Best time to visit

Spring migration , Autumn migration

Route

Unpaved road , Narrow trail , Wide path , Paved road

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

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