Havre de Geffosses

Manche  >  France

Le Havre de Geffosses is a dune and marsh area that is a refuge for migrating birds, waders and waterbirds.

Added* by Cordonnier Aurélien
Most recent update 16 May 2020


In the dune area many birds can be seen (larks, pipits, waders and plovers) and at the level of the marsh there are several observatories in order to have a good view on the birds. In autumn and winter the marsh is filled with water and many ducks can be seen, while in summer and spring it is mainly shorebirds and passerines you can find here.


Français: Le havre de Geffosses est un refuge pour les oiseaux de passage. Sue la plage il y a avec la zone dunaire beaucoup de richesse (alouette, pipit farlouse, courlis, pluviers...) et au niveau du marais il y a plusieurs observatoires afin de mieux voir les oiseaux. En automne et en hivers, le marais est remplit d'eau et favorise les canards alors que l'été et le printemps ce sont les limicoles et les passereaux.



There are two parking lots, one along the tourist route that is easily visible and accessible, then another at a place called "la barbotterie". Both parking are markes with P on the map.


Français: Il y a deux parking, un le long de la route touristique facilement visible et accessible puis un autre au lieu dit "la barbotterie" 50560 GEFFOSSES

Terrain and Habitat



Flat , High water possible

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Autumn , Winter , Spring

Best time to visit

Spring migration , Autumn migration , Autumn


Narrow trail , Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform


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Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here