Lacs de Bonnal

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The river Ognon, the lakes of Bonnal and the surrounding forest offer many different habitats to explore. Many birds can be seen in this area.

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Most recent update 23 January 2023
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Along the river Ognon and the forest and lakes of Bonnal many bird species can be observed. Especially European Bee-eater, Red Kite, European Serin, Black Kite and Common Kingfisher. In summer it is also possible to see big groups of White Stork en Common Buzzard. The best way to see birds at the river L'Ognon is by canoe, you can see many groups of European Bee-eater breeding. Other birds you can see in the area are Middle Spotted Woodpecker, Eurasian Green Woodpecker and European Honey-buzzard.


Français: La rivière L'Ognon, les lacs de Bonnal et la forêt environnante offrent de nombreux habitats différents à explorer. De nombreux oiseaux peuvent être vus dans cette zone.



Click on the P in the map for directions. From Camping 'Val de Bonnal' you can explore the area on foot. The circular walk indicated on the map is about 4,5 km. Another very nice way to explore the area is by canoe (you can rent a canoe on Camping 'Val de Bonnal').


Français: Cliquez sur le P sur la carte pour les directions. Depuis le camping 'Val de Bonnal', vous pourrez découvrir la région à pied. L'itinéraire pédestre circulaire indiqué sur la carte est d'environ 4,5 km. Une autre façon très agréable d'explorer est en canoë (vous pouvez louer un canoë sur le camping 'Val de Bonnal').

Terrain and Habitat

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


Mountainous , Hilly

Circular trail


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Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Summer , Spring


Unpaved road , Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot , Boat

Birdwatching hide / platform


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