La Plaine de Sorques

Seine-et-Marne, Ile de France  >  France

It is a fairly large body of water dotted with small islands, which can be submerged in winter.

Added* by Anne & Aurélien KIPMAN
Most recent update 28 December 2022


At La Plaine de Sorques birds like Common Kingfisher, Great Cormorant, White Wagtail, Great Crested Grebe, Eurasian Coot and many other birds can easily be seen near the two observatories, especially the first. More rarely, White-tailed Eagle or Osprey can be observed on migration. Large groups of waders, ducks and Great Cormorant sometimes gather on the pond.


Français: C'est un plan d'eau assez grand parsemé de petites îles, qui peuvent être submergées l'hiver. On peut voir facilement le Common Kingfisher, le Great Cormorant, la White Wagtail, le Great Crested Grebe, le Eurasian Coot et bien d'autes oiseaux près des deux observatoires, surtout du premier. Plus rarement, on peut observer le White-tailed Eagle ou le Osprey dans leur migration. De grands groupes de limicoles, de canards et de cormorans se forment parfois sur l'étang.



You can park directly at the car park. Click on the P in the map to get directions to the parking. Both observatories are accessible on foot and by bike. Dogs are not allowed in the observatories. The circular walk around the lake shown on the map is about 5 km long.


Français: Vous pouvez vous garer directement au parking, et les deux observatoires sont accessibles à pied et à vélo. Par contre, les chiens ne sont pas acceptés dans les observatoires. La promenade circulaire autour de la zone est d'environ 5 km de long.

Terrain and Habitat

Scattered trees and bushes , Grassland , Forest , Lake , River , Reedbeds , Wetland



Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Summer , Spring , Autumn


Narrow trail , Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform



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