Prairie de Verjux

Saône-et-Loire  >  France

Plain and meadow of Verjux where many nice birds can be observed.

Added* by Alexis Révillon
Most recent update 11 January 2021
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The Prairie de Verjux is an agricultural plain which mixes grazed meadows, hay meadows and crops. One can observe typical species such as Eurasian Curlew, Whinchat, Corn Bunting and Western Yellow Wagtail. In the spring it is a hunting area for the Montagu's Harrier which nests in arable crops. One can regularly observe the Marsh Harrier and more rarely the Corn Crake. In winter the wastelands are dormitories for Hen Harrier and Short-eared Owl. Access to the gravel pit on this site is prohibited, however from the outside you can see a beautiful colony of House Martin.


Français: Plaine agricole qui mêle prairies pâturées, prairies de fauche et grande culture, on peut y observer des espèces typiques comme le Eurasian Curlew , le Whinchat , le Corn Buntinget la Western Yellow Wagtail . Au printemps il s'agit d'une zone de chasse pour le Montagu's Harrierqui niche dans les grandes cultures, on peut y observer régulièrement le Marsh Harrierplus rarement le Corn Crake. En hiver les friches constituent des dortoirs pour le Hen Harrier et le Short-eared Owl. La gravière située sur ce site est interdite d'accès néanmoins depuis l'extérieur on peut y obrver une belle colonie d' House Martin.



Access either by the hamlet of "Mont" or by the road Verjux / Verdun-sur-le-Doubs.


Français: Accès soit par le hameau de "Mont" soit par la route Verjux/Verdun-sur-le-Doubs.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Plain , Agriculture , Scattered trees and bushes , Grassland


Flat , No shadow , Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit



Unpaved road , Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Car

Birdwatching hide / platform


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