Étang de Beaufour

Nouvelle Aquitaine  >  France

Large pond in a wooded countryside, hosting nice numbers of diving and dabbling ducks, herons and other migratory birds.

Added by Paul


This large pond is home to nice nesting species as Red-crested PochardCommon PochardTufted DuckGadwallSedge WarblerPurple Heron. In the surrounding bocage, Red-backed ShrikeWood Lark,Montagu's Harrier are also nesting.

In winter, the pond can be hosting Common Teal,  Common PochardTufted DuckEurasian Wigeon and several vagrants. The place is also really great in times of migration with lots of passerines in the hedgerows and waterfowl on the pond.



Cross the farm and park on the parking spot. You can then walk to the observatory or in the forest.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest, Wetland, Plain, Grassland, Scattered trees and bushes, Lake, Mud flats, Agriculture, Reedbeds


Flat, Swampy, Open landscape, High water possible

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring migration


Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot, Car

Birdwatching hide / platform


Birdingplaces Near

Etang du Léché, just here : https://goo.gl/maps/svBPuJrchuTeMNa57

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