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ENS des Olivettes

Ile-de-France  >  France

Former gravel quarry converted into a natural reserve.

Added* by T
Most recent update 28 March 2020

Description

ENS des Olivettes is a big water body with two good viewing points. Particularly attractive in winter for hundreds of ducks and gulls and during migration for species such as Black Tern or Little Gull. When the water level is not too high the islets provide good areas for waders.

There are colonies of Great Cormorant and Grey Heron on one of the islands and Stone-curlew breeds in the field along the path between the two bird hides.

No viewing points on the lake between the two bird hides but looking at the bushes can reveal a good diversity of passerines in season.

Details

Access

You can park near the first bird hide (See the P on the map). The area is best explored on foot. Walking to the second birdhide is about 800 meter.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Lake , Mud flats , Scattered trees and bushes

Conditions

Flat , High water possible

Circular trail

No

Is a telescope useful?

Yes

Good birding season

Spring , Winter , Autumn

Best time to visit

Spring migration , Winter , Autumn migration

Route

Wide path

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform

Yes

Links

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Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

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