Blangey le Bas

Bourgogne, Cote d'Or  >  France

Typical small village in rural France with a surprising number of birds that can be seen.

Added* by Michiel Faber
Most recent update 17 August 2021
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Blangey le Bas is a rural village 20 minutes north of Autun, in the rolling hills of Bourgogne. Around the village you can see and hear European Bee-eater (plenty), Hoopoe , Red Kite, Black Kite, Golden Oriole, Red-backed Shrike, Black Redstart, European Goldfinch, Linnet, Yellowhammer, all in abundance. And if you're lucky you can see Black Stork. Plenty of owls can be heard. Good luck spotting those! Of course also more common species like swallows, pigeons etc. Five minutes further on is another good spot for birdwatching (morning or 2 hours before dusk). This place is a few minutes uphill from the neighbouring hamlet of Roche (3 houses!). Take the road 'Ham. de Roche' up the hill and keep following the road until you come across overhead electrical lines. On your right hand side is a fence and you can park your car at the side of the road. This is where I spotted 3 Golden Oriole and several Yellowhammer early June 2021. The Golden Oriole can be heard in the forests in the surroundings every morning.



Best explored by car and on foot. You can park anywhere at the side of the road.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , Plateau , Grassland , Scattered trees and bushes , Valley , River , Agriculture , City/village



Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Spring , Summer

Best time to visit

Summer , Spring


Paved road

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Car

Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

Haven't been in here in Winter. And in Autumn only once when I wasn't into birdwatching yet, so I can't say what can be seen in those periods.

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