Observatoires de l'Estuaire au Havre

Seine Maritime  >  France

Dune resting place with observatories that is part of the Réserve Naturelle de l'Estuaire de la Seine. Nesting place for Avocet and Northern Lapwing.

Added* by Alleaume
Most recent update 17 August 2021


Observatoires de l'Estuaire au Havre are located in the greater nature reserve of the Seine estuary south of Le Havre. You can walk to the two bird hides or walk the brand new trail 'Sentier Le marais d'Amfard' along the estuary (4 km one way, see the link below). Birding is best when you go there 2 hours before high tide (see the link to the tide table below). Among the birds you can see are herons, ducks, geese, Marsh Harrier, Common Shelduck, Avocet, Northern Lapwing, Common Ringed Plover, Kentish Plover, Eurasian Curlew, Whimbrel, Spoonbill, Little Egret and Sandwich Tern.


Français: Reposoir dunaire , avec des observatoires endroit de nidification pour les avocettes et vanneaux huppés. Son interet c'est d'y aller 2h avant la marée haute . chevaliers cul blanc chevaliers gambettes ,chevaliers aboyeurs , huitriers pies , busard des roseaux , faucon crécerelle , spatules blanches , aigrettes , becassines des marais , courlis cendrés , courlis corlieu , ect.



Preserved space, road to the Le Havre estuary. Park in the parking lot and visit the area on foot.


Français: Espace préservé , route de l'estuaire Le Havre 76660 . se garer sur le parking et visiter à pied.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Dunes



Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Winter , Summer , Spring , Autumn , Spring migration , Autumn migration


Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

Take binoculars and camera.


Français: Prendre des jumelles et l'appareil photo.


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