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Ecopôle du Forez

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  >  France

An ancient quarry restored as a bird reserve alongside the Loire river. You'll find small lakes, rivers et wetlands forest's birds.

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Description

In the heart of the Plaine du Forez on the banks of the Loire lies the Ecopôle du Forez. A great place for birdwatching. Old gravel pits converted into ponds and alluvial forest with trails and hides. There are 5 hides and also a natural reserve exhibition. Guided tours are available. Birds you can see here are Golden Oriole, Common KingfisherLittle EgretBlack Kite, House Martin, Sand Martin, Common TealRed-crested Pochard, Northern Shoveler and Common Pochard.

Details

Access

By car : a car park is available, parking ticket is € 3. By train : Feurs' railway station is the closest.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest, Lake, Wetland

Conditions

Flat, High water possible

Circular trail

No

Is a telescope useful?

No

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

Links

View birdingplaces in the area that are published on Birdingplaces.eu

Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

Comments

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