Seine-et-Marne  >  France

Old gravel pit with a nice ecological restoration. One of the best birding places in Ile-de-France.

Added* by Maxime Zucca
Most recent update 8 December 2021
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Neuvry is a very good spot for waterbirds, and also for local rarities. Mediterranean Gull and Black-headed Gull breed in small numbers, as do Red-crested Pochard , Tufted Duck and Black-necked Grebe. Cattle Egret , Great Egret and Little Egret are all regular. Waders are quite common in stopover, especially Tringa sandpipers. Jack Snipe winters in the area.

Little Gull , Whiskered Tern, Black Tern and Osprey are regular. This also a good place for ducks in migration period. Among the recent rarities are Marsh Sandpiper , Squacco Heron , Long-tailed Duck , Red-necked Grebe , Temminck's Stint and Arctic Tern.



By car only (no train station around). Click on the P in the map to get directions to the western bird hide. You can go first to the western bird hide by car, and then walk along the eastern shore of the lake on the dirt road. Be careful, driving is forbidden on the dirt road around the lake, you're in a Natural Reserve, you may be fined.

Terrain and Habitat




Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful


Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


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Birdwatching hide / platform


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