Marais de Misery

Essonne  >  France

Wetland with mosaic of natural environments: wet woodlands, willow trees, alder groves, reed beds and meadows. This attracts many birds.

Added* by Houdecek
Most recent update 19 February 2021


Marais de Misery is a big wetland that includes a mosaic of surprising natural environments (old wet woodlands, willow trees, alder groves, reed beds, meadows, etc.). An aquatic labyrinth of ponds and channels, corresponding to old peat pits, forms landscapes unsuspected less than 50 kilometers from Paris. The places are suitable for the passage of migratory birds that you can observe comfortably from several observatories. Osprey and Little Bittern are two of the special birds that breed in the marshes. Great Bittern can be seen in winter. See the extended birdlist below.


Français: Zone aménagée d'un observatoire. Cette vaste zone humide comprend une mosaïque de milieux naturels surprenants (vieux boisements humides, saulaies, aulnaies, roselières, prairies…). Un labyrinthe aquatique d’étangs et de chenaux, correspondant à d’anciennes fosses à tourbe, forme des paysages insoupçonnés à moins de 50 kilomètres de Paris. Les lieux sont propices au passage des oiseaux migrateurs que vous pourrez observer confortablement depuis plusieursobservatoires. Ces marais abritent également diféfrentes plantes aquatiques remarquables.



Free access to the observatories. Click on the P in the map to get directions.


Français: Accès libre aux observatoires. Cliquez sur le P sur la carte pour obtenir les directions.

Terrain and Habitat




Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Winter , Summer


Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform


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Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

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