Charente-Maritime  >  France

A small wild and quite wet area, made up of meadows surrounded by low hedges.

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Most recent update 2 November 2021
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In Badoran many species are present in this natural area in the heart of the Marais de Poitevin. There will be many Blackcap singing in the hedges. The Red-backed Shrike are not uncommon either. The European Robin, Dunnock and Blackbird will be very present. During the migration period, Song Thrush, Redwing and Fieldfare can be seen. The Meadow Pipit will also be present. Skylark will also sing a melody, high in the sky. A pair of Black-winged Kite also nests in the area. The birds often hunt south of the treatment plant. A heron colony has also settled in the middle of the marshes, where Grey Heron, Cattle Egret, Purple Heron and Little Egret nest. The Great Egret and Black-crowned Night Heron often hunt in the flooded meadows.


Français: Une petite zone sauvage, assez humide, constituée de prairies entourées de haies basses. De nombreuses espèces sont présentes dans cette zone naturelle au coeur du Marais de Poitevin. Nombreuses seront les Blackcap et et à chanter dans les haies. Les Red-backed Shrike n'y sont pas rares non plus. Les European Robin , Dunnock et Blackbird seront très present. En période de migration, les Song Thrush , Redwing et Fieldfare seront très probablement présentes. Les Meadow Pipit seront aussi présents. Wood Lark et Skylark pousseront aussi la mélodie, haut dans le ciel. Un couple d'Black-winged Kite niche aussi dans les haies. L'emplacement du nid changé tous les ans, mais les oiseaux chassent souvent au sud de la station d'épuration. Une héronnière s'est aussi installée au milieu des marais, où nichent les Grey Heron , Cattle Egret , Purple Heron et Little Egret . Les Great Egret et Black-crowned Night Heron chassent souvent dans les prairies inondées.



It is possible to park around the Wastewater Treatment Plant or Badoran. The site can only be visited on foot. By parking around the wastewater treatment plant or the recycling center, it is possible to access the wet meadows without any problem. Unfortunately, some plots will not be accessible, because open-air cow farms are present there.


Français: Il est possible de se garer aux alentours de la Station d'Epuration ou de Badoran. Le site n'est visitable qu'à pied. En vous garant autour de la Station d'épuration ou de la déchetterie, il est possible d'accéder aux prairies humides sans problème. Certaines parcelles ne seront malheureusement non accessibles, car des élevages de vaches en plein air y sont présents.

Terrain and Habitat

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


Flat , Slippery , Wet , Open landscape , High water possible

Circular trail


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Good birding season

Winter , Spring , Autumn

Best time to visit

Autumn migration , Spring migration , Winter , Spring


Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


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