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Île d'Ouessant

Bretagne  >  France

Mythical island for siberian and neartic birds. The place to be between mid-september and mid-november for rare vagrants.

Added* by Paul
Most recent update 1 February 2022

Description

Best french place for mega vagrancy during autumn. Bird list is quite insane : Chestnut Bunting, Common Nighthawk, Siberian Thrush, White's Thrush, American Redstart, Two-barred Warbler and many many more.

Details

Access

By ferry from Le Conquet or Brest. Bike riding on the island.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Scattered trees and bushes , Grassland , Beach , Sea , Reedbeds , City/village , Canyon/cliff , Moors/heathland

Conditions

Hilly , Rocky , Swampy , Slippery , High water possible , Open landscape

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Autumn

Route

Paved road , Unpaved road , Narrow trail , Wide path

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Boat

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

Extra info

Don't forget to drink a good ol pint at Le Ty Korn pub in the town center.

Links

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

Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

American Black Duck
American Black Duck
(Anas rubripes)
Upland Sandpiper
Upland Sandpiper
(Bartramia longicauda)
Red-eyed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
(Vireo olivaceus)
Booted Warbler
Booted Warbler
(Iduna caligata)
Paddyfield Warbler
Paddyfield Warbler
(Acrocephalus agricola)
White's Thrush
White's Thrush
(Zoothera aurea)
Siberian Thrush
Siberian Thrush
(Geokichla sibirica)
Pechora Pipit
Pechora Pipit
(Anthus gustavi)
Olive-backed Pipit
Olive-backed Pipit
(Anthus hodgsoni)
Northern Waterthrush
Northern Waterthrush
(Parkesia noveboracensis)
American Redstart
American Redstart
(Setophaga ruticilla)
Blackpoll Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
(Setophaga striata)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
(Pheucticus ludovicianus)

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