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La Gravière aux Oiseaux

Département de la Loire  >  France

Old gravel pit with lakes along the Loire with a bird hide and a circular trail to explore the area.

Added* by Prisme974
Most recent update 12 April 2021

Description

La Gravière aux Oiseaux is an old gravel pit that is now a nature reserve. A 2 km trail leads you through the area and along an observatory and blinds. Among the birds you can see are European Bee-eater, Great Cormorant, Mute Swan, Little Egret, Great Egret, Black-headed Gull, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Common Buzzard, Black Kite, Osprey.

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Français: Ancienne gravière avec des lacs et longeant la Loire. On peut y voir: European Bee-eater, Great Cormorant, Mute Swan, Little Egret, Great Egret, Black-headed Gull, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Common Buzzard, Black Kite, Osprey.

Details

Access

Accessible by car. Walk of about 1 hour to be done on foot or by bike. From April to October, the la maison de la Gravière opens its doors and its museum space. Admission Free.

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Français: Accessible en voiture. Balade d'1 heure environ à faire à pied ou à vélo. D’avril à octobre, la maison de la Gravière vous ouvre ses portes et son espace muséographique. Entrée Gratuite.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Agriculture , River , Grassland

Conditions

Flat

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Spring , Summer

Best time to visit

Spring

Route

Wide path , Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform

Yes

Links

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Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

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