Etang de Trunvel

Bretagne  >  France

Coastal pond that by its shallowness and its proximity to the ocean, is an interesting site for the observation of different species of birds.

Added* by Martin de Lajudie
Most recent update 26 March 2023
This birdingplace has not been rated yet. Click here to be the first to rate this area with 1 to 5 stars


The very western location of the Etang de Trunvel pond allows it to accommodate rarities from America as well as Eastern or Southern Europe. It is a great site for the observation of seabirds but also waders, ducks and various passerines. With sometimes rarities such as the green-winged teal, Eleonora's Falcon, Pink-footed Goose, Lesser Scaup and Dusky Warbler.


Français: Etang littoral, l'Etang de Trunvel, par sa faible profondeur et sa proximité avec l'océan, est un site intéressant pour l'observation d'anatidés (entre autres). La situation très occidentale de l'etang lui permet d'accueillir des raretés venues d'Amérique comme d'Europe de l'Est ou du Sud. C'est un site privilégié pour l'observation des oiseaux marins mais aussi des limicoles, anatidés et passereaux divers, avec parfois des raretés telles que la Sarcelle à ailes vertes, le Eleonora's Falcon, le Pink-footed Goose, le Lesser Scaup, le Dusky Warbler.



You can access the pond by car, by the road that runs along its northern part and leads to the ringing station of the association Bretagne Vivante.


Français: On peut accéder à l'étang en voiture, par la route qui le longe sur sa partie Nord et mène à la station de baguage de l'associtaion Bretagne Vivante.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Plain , Sea , Dunes , Beach


Flat , Sandy , Wet , No shadow , Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Winter , Spring migration , Autumn migration


Unpaved road , Wide path

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot , Car , Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform


View other birding spots in the area that are published on Birdingplaces


Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

Show more birds Show less birds
Show more images Show less images

Comments & Tips

Click on the little bird icon () to insert bird names in your own language. The birdnames will automatically be translated for other users!