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Plans d'eau de Changis-sur-Marne

Ile-de-France  >  France

Several medium size water bodies with a small reedbed and a quite extensive grassy/brushy area.

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Description

The area is really good throughout spring particularly when some areas have been flooded during winter. In fact high water conditions combined with the grassy area create a very good stopover site for Garganey or Northern Pintail for example. The open water bodies are also good for terns. Moreover in Spring Bluethroat is easily heard and seen singing in the willows near the reedbed. Depending on the year 2-3 pairs of Stone-curlew breed  on the site. The bushes also host Red-backed Shrike and Lesser Whitethroat as breeders. A colony of  Black-headed Gull is established on the islet on the easternmost water body and they are sometimes joined by some Mediterranean Gull.

Of course it can be useful to check the water bodies in winter for ducks but there are often fishermen near the lakes so ducks are rarely as numerous as on other water bodies in the region.

Details

Access

You can park at the northwesternmost tip of the village of Changis-sur-Marne in the chemin de l'Ormois. You have then several possible tracks to explore the area. The area is best explored on foot.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland, Lake, Agriculture, Scattered trees and bushes, River, Reedbeds

Conditions

Flat, Swampy, High water possible

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Yes

Good birding season

Spring, Autumn

Best time to visit

Spring

Route

Wide path

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

Links

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Map

Top 5 birds

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