Etang d'Isles-lès-Villenoy

Ile-de-France  >  France

Quite large water body surrounded by a narrow line of trees.

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Most recent update 28 March 2020


Particularly good for ducks during autumn migration and winter if birds have not been flushed out. Possibly dozens of Common Pochard, Tufted Duck, Gadwall, Great Crested Grebe or Eurasian Coot. In november a loon is possible.

In the field north of the lake Stone-curlew, Little Ringed Plover and Northern Lapwing are possible breeders depending on the year and in November and March, the small section of wet grassy area is a good spot for Jack Snipe.

Good number of passerines always possible in bushes and trees surrounding the lake particularly during migration period.



You can park near the railway along the village. The area is best explored by walking.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Lake , Agriculture , Scattered trees and bushes , River , City/village


Flat , Wet , High water possible

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

Autumn , Spring , Winter

Best time to visit

Winter , Autumn


Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

The area is very close to the village and particularly during weekend there can be a few walkers with their dog or fishermen.


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