La butte de Doue

Ile-de-France  >  France

This hill constitutes a very good viewing point on the adjacent countryside and is a good spot to observe bird migration, particularly during autumn migration.

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Most recent update 28 March 2020
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Particularly a good spot for autumn migration. In August-September several dozens of Tree Pipit and Western Yellow Wagtail are visible during a single morning. The site is certainly one of the best in the Paris region for migration of Common Wood Pigeon with tens of thousands of them visible on some October mornings. Several dozens of Redwing, Fieldfare and Song Thrush are common during mornings of October-November. It is also the case for Skylark, White Wagtail and Meadow Pipit.

You can also look for passerines stopping in the bushes on the hill, for example Lesser Whitethroat is heard regulalry in April-May. Ring Ouzel is regular in April in the tall trees with mistletoe. Yellowhammer breeds in the bushes.



You can either park in the village of Doue or at the top of the hill near the church. Best explored by walking.

Terrain and Habitat

Agriculture , Scattered trees and bushes , Grassland , City/village


Hilly , Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

Autumn , Spring

Best time to visit

Autumn migration


Paved road , Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail


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Birdwatching hide / platform



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