Brouage marsh was filled by sediments by the ocean from the 15th century onwards. It is now a hotspot for marsh species, waders, herons and ducks. Best visited during spring and summer when the hunting season is closed and disturbance at the lowest.
You can access Marais de Brouage by any side and park where you find a free spot.
Terrain and HabitatWetland, Plain, River, Reedbeds
ConditionsFlat, Swampy, Open landscape, High water possible, No shadow
Is a telescope useful?Can be useful
Good birding seasonSpring, Summer
Best time to visitAutumn migration, Spring migration, Summer, Spring
RoutePaved road, Wide path, Unpaved road, Narrow trail
Difficulty walking trailAverage walk
Accessible byFoot, Bicycle, Car
Birdwatching hide / platformNo
You can stay on the main roads/tracks if visiting by car or bike but feel free to visit any small trails that you encounter. Go slow and take time to detail every sites where breeding birds can hide. Consider having a look/buy Where to watch birds in France (https://www.nhbs.com/where-to-watch-birds-in-france-pelagic-publishing-book). It is rich in details about birding sites.
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