Etang David

Rhône-Alpes  >  France

A large pond with large reef area, surrounded by meadows and woodland, deciduous trees. The place is a little nature reserve with trail and hide.

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Most recent update 4 March 2020
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Etang David is a place filled with bush birds, especially in springtime: Blackcap, Common Nightingale, European Turtle Dove are easy to find, as well as Common Kingfisher and Red-crested Pochard on the pond. Woodpeckers can be found on deciduous trees: Great Spotted Woodpecker, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Eurasian Green Woodpecker, Black Woodpecker.

The place is also a nesting area for herons: Black-crowned Night Heron, Grey Heron, Cattle Egret can be spotted from the pond side.

Some raptors: Black Kite, Eurasian Hobby and with chance Red Kite and Short-toed Snake Eagle are easy to spot hunting around.

Unusual birds like Penduline Tit are possible during a walk across this picturesque little place.



From St Just St Rambert Follow the direction "Chambles". After the lights, turn right to the signposted road "Etang David", unitl the; car park. The entrance of the site is across the raos along the canal

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Grassland , Agriculture



Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Spring , Winter , Autumn

Best time to visit



Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform


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