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Barrage de Märkt

Alsace  >  France

Dam on the Rhine. Mostly used by waterbirds in winter. Rareties like Pygmy Cormorant can turn up here during migration.

Added by Martin Grienenberger On 24 January 2020
Last updated 12 February 2020

Description

The Rhine is used as wintering area by waterbirds such as Common Pochard, ​Tufted Duck​​​​​, and a few gulls. Peregrine Falcon is often seen hunting or perched on the buildings in the industrial area nearby. Ferruginous Duck and Goosander can also be found. A few scarcities have been seen here, mostly in winter but also in migration period such as Pygmy Cormorant, Long-tailed Duck or Velvet Scoter.

Details

Access

From the A35, use the Saint-Louis exit and head towards Weil am Rhein in Germany. Follow the signs for the restaurant La Piste du Rhin and park there.

You can discover the area by foot or bike.

Terrain and Habitat

River

Conditions

Flat

Circular trail

No

Is a telescope useful?

Good birding season

Winter

Best time to visit

Spring migration , Autumn migration

Difficulty walking trail

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

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