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


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.



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


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

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit



Paved road , Unpaved road , Narrow trail , Wide path

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Boat

Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

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


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