Barrage d'Orme

Saône-et-Loire  >  France

Dam on the river Saône, the downstream part of the dam attracts many birds in winter and during migration.

Added* by Alexis Révillon
Most recent update 23 February 2023
This birdingplace has not been rated yet. Click here to be the first to rate this area with 1 to 5 stars


Barrage d'Orme is especially interesting for wintering and passing water birds, it is also a wetland site. You can see many species of waterfowl like Common Pochard, Tufted Duck or Goosander. The surrounding meadows are home to the classic procession of grassland birds like Eurasian Curlew or Whinchat. The forest near the dam is home to a colony of Grey Heron and one can observe there woodpeckers such as the Black Woodpecker.


Français: Il s'agit d'un barrage sur la Saône, la partie aval du barrage attire de nombreux oiseaux en hiver et en période de migration. Le site est surtout intéressant pour les oiseaux d'eau hivernant et de passage, il s'agit d'ailleurs d'un site wetland. On peut y voir de nombreuses espèces d'anatidés comme le Common Pochard, le Tufted Duck ou encore le Goosander, les prairies autour abrite le cortège classique des oiseaux des prairies comme le Eurasian Curlew ou le Whinchat, le boisement proche du barrage abrite une colonie de Grey Heron et l'on peut y observer les espèces de picidés classiques de plaine aluviale comme le Black Woodpecker.



The site is accessible by a road that leads to the edge of the Saône at the level of the dam. Click on the P in the map for directions.


Français: Le site est accessible par une route qui mène jusq'au bord de la Saône au niveau du barrage. Cliquez sur le P sur la carte pour les directions.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Forest , Plain , Grassland , River



Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Winter , Spring

Best time to visit

Winter , Spring migration


Paved road , Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Boat , Car , Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform


View other birding spots in the area that are published on Birdingplaces


Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

Show more birds Show less birds
Show more images Show less images

Comments & Tips

Click on the little bird icon () to insert bird names in your own language. The birdnames will automatically be translated for other users!