Marais du Douhet

Ile d'Oléron, Charante Maritime  >  France

Le marais du douhet with its port and its beach is one of the best places to observe birds on the island of Oléron.

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Most recent update 19 September 2021
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Marais du Douhet is particularly interesting because it brings together a great diversity of species, sometimes in high density and at all times of the year.

Among the nesting birds are the Common Redshank, the Black-winged Stilt, the Cetti's Warbler, the Zitting Cisticola, the Eurasian Kestrel or the Common Shelduck. During migration, the Red Phalarope or the Black Redstart are passing through. In winter, Brent Goose, European Golden Plover and Northern Lapwing are stationed on the site.

All year round shorebirds, ducks, gulls, herons, grebes and many others are present.


Français: Ce site est particulièrement interessant car il rassemble une grande diversité d'espèce parfois en forte densité et à toutes périodes de l'année.

On peut citer parmis les nicheurs le Common Redshank, Black-winged Stilt, Cetti's Warbler, le Zitting Cisticola, le Eurasian Kestrel ou la Common Shelduck. Lors des migrations, le Red Phalarope ou le Black Redstart sont de passage. Brent Goose, European Golden Plover et Northern Lapwing stationnent sur le cite.

Toute l'année Limicoles, Canards, Goélands, Hérons, Grèbes et bien d'autres sont présent.



The site is accessible by car or bicycle or to be visited on foot. Possibility to park at the port of Douhet or in a car park (see map).


Français: Site accesible en voiture ou en vélo, à visitet à pieds. Possibilité de se garer au port du Douhet ou sur un parking (voir la carte).

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Beach , Scattered trees and bushes , Reedbeds , City/village , Sea


Flat , Sandy

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Winter , Spring


Wide path , Paved road , Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform


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