Le Grand Colombier

Seine-et-Marne  >  France

Old gravel pits and gravel pits still in use. The ponds with their reed beds attract many bird species during migration.

Added* by Maxime Zucca
Most recent update 8 December 2021
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Le Grand Colombier is very interesting during migration times for waterbirds that make a stopover. Numerous species of waders have been found here. Herons and egrets are common ( Glossy Ibis has already be seen), Common Shelduck regularly bred, as does a pair of Bluethroat. Passerines and raptors can be found along the ponds.



Parking is quite a probleme here. You can do it either along the small road going north along the ponds, or before the main roundabout. Try to find the best viewpoints along the roads, as the views regularly change according to the vegetation.

Terrain and Habitat




Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring , Autumn


Paved road

Difficulty walking trail


Birdwatching hide / platform


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