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Réserve de la Truchère-Ratenelle

Saône-et-Loire  >  France

This Nature Reserve is a major site for the conservation of aquatic plants and dune systems and a remarkable place for both migratory and nesting birds.

Added by Arthur Durupt

Description

The wind sand dunes, the bog and the pond of the La Truchère Ratenelle Nature Reserve are a major site for the conservation of aquatic plants or dune systems and a remarkable place for both migratory and nesting birds. It is probably the sand dunes that represent the most amazing environment of the nature reserve. Modelled 5,000 years ago by the wind. But most birds can be seen on the other side of the reserve along Etang Fouget. Among the birds you can see here are Reed Bunting, Grasshopper Warbler, Common Kingfisher, Purple Heron, Reed Warbler and Marsh Tit.

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Français: Les dunes de sables éoliens, la tourbière et l’étang de la Réserve Naturelle de La Truchère Ratenelle se situent en Saône-et-Loire, au Sud-est de Tournus, non loin de la confluence Saône-Seille, un site majeur pour la conservation des plantes aquatiques ou de système dunaire et un lieu remarquable pour les oiseaux tant migrateurs que nicheurs.

Details

Access

Two trails, free to access, allow you to discover these environments: the trail of the dunes and the trail of the pond (both shown on the map below). For birding the trail of the pond (around the eastern shore of Etang Fouget) is most rewarding.

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Français: Deux sentiers, libres d’accès, permettent de découvrir ces milieux : le sentier des dunes et le sentier de l’étang. Merci toutefois aux visiteurs de ne pas sortir des sentiers balisés qui assurent sécurité et protection de la faune et de la flore de ces milieux fragiles !

Terrain and Habitat

Dunes, Wetland

Conditions

Open landscape

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

No

Good birding season

Spring, Autumn

Best time to visit

Spring

Route

Wide path

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

Yes

Links

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Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

Comments

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