Anse de la Picarde

Champagne  >  France

The big lake of Lac d'Orient forms many bays, some of which have greater ornithological potential than others. The bay of Picarde is one of the better ones.

Added* by Martin de Lajudie
Most recent update 11 March 2023


Set between 2 wooded shores, Anse de la Picarde offers an ideal refuge for many species of waterfowl, including geese, ducks and swans. Winter is the best time to observe these birds, and one can even observe rarities such as Green-winged Teal or Bewick's Swan.


Français: Le lac d'Orient forme de nombreuses anses dont certaines ont un plus fort potentiel ornithologique que d'autres : l'anse de la Picarde fait partie de celles-là. Enchassée entre 2 avancées boisées, l'Anse de la picarde offre un refuge idéal pour de nombreuses espèces d'anatidés, aussi bien des oies que des canards et des cygnes. L'hiver reste la meilleure période pour observer ces oiseaux, et on peut même observer des raretés tels que la Sarcelle à ailes vertes ou le Bewick's Swan.



You can reach the cove by the roads leading to the Picardy peninsula and the Grands Sillons peninsula. You can park at the end of these roads. Click on a P in the map for directions.


Français: On accède à l'anse par les routes qui viennent sur la presqu'ile de la Picarde et sur celle des grands Sillons. On peut se garer au bout de ces routes.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , Wetland , Lake , Reedbeds


Flat , Slippery

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season


Best time to visit

Winter , Spring migration , Autumn migration


Wide path , Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform


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