Grand Etang de Pontoux

Bourgogne  >  France

27 hectare pond located near the Doubs river and housing an important heron breeding colony observable from a converted lookout.

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Most recent update 2 June 2020


The Grand Etang de Pontoux houses an important nesting colony of Black-crowned Night Heron as well as Purple Heron, Little Egret, Marsh Harrier and Great Reed Warbler. The pond is also an interesting site to look for migratory birds (ducks and shorebirds).


Français: Etang de 27 hectares situé à proximité de la rivière du Doubs et abritant une importante héronnière observable depuis un affût aménagé. L'étang abrite une importante colonie nicheuse de Black-crowned Night Heron ainsi que Purple Heron Little Egret Marsh Harrier Great Reed Warbler ... C'est aussi un site intéressant pour les haltes migratoires (canards et limicoles)



Park in the car park (see the P on the map). The site is wheelchair accessible.


Français: Se garer sur le parking aménagé. Site accessible en fauteuil roulant.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Plain , Reedbeds , Scattered trees and bushes



Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring , Autumn migration , Summer , Spring migration

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Wheelchair , Foot , Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform



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