Darse de Saint Marcel

Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Saône-et-Loire  >  France

Two open lakes connected to the river Saône, composed of a northern and a southern part. A good spot for birdwatching in winter and during migration periods.

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Most recent update 4 October 2020
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Darse de Saint Marcel is especially famous for wintering and passing birds. One can observe large dormitories of Yellow-legged Gull, Common Gull and Lesser Black-backed Gull. The Caspian Gull is annual here. Furthermore you can observe many species of waterbirds in winter. In spring the birds of passage are also umerous here.


Français: Plan d'eau en connexion avec la Saône composé d'une partie nord et d'une partie sud c'est un très bon spot en hiver et en période de migration. Le site est surtout réputé pour les oiseaux hivernants et de passage. On peut y observer de gros dortoir de Yellow-legged Gull, de Common Gull, de Lesser Black-backed Gull, le Caspian Gull y est annuel. On peut y observer toutes espèces de plongeon ou de grèbes en hiver. Au printemps les oiseaux de passage y sont nombreux.



Access is via the village of Saint Marcel, a road suitable for vehicles runs alongside the lakes.


Français: L'accès se fait par le village de Saint Marcel, un chemin carrossable longe les plans d'eau.

Terrain and Habitat




Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Winter , Spring , Autumn

Best time to visit

Spring , Autumn migration , Spring migration , Winter , Autumn


Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Car

Birdwatching hide / platform


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