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Réserve Naturelle du Pinail

Vienne  >  France

The site is a mosaic of heathland, peatbog, wetland and meadows dotted with thousands of ponds. It is a hotspot for birds, plants, dragonflies and frogs.

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Most recent update 30 March 2022
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Description

Réserve Naturelle du Pinail has free access year-round! Very nice landscapes and great birding. Among the birds you can encounter are Dartford Warbler , Grasshopper Warbler , Meadow Pipit, Short-toed Snake Eagle, Montagu's Harrier and Eurasian Nightjar. Botanists and frog people will be absolutely happy with the place too.

Details

Access

You can park at the visitor center (Réserve naturelle nationale du Pinail 86210 Vouneuil-sur-Vienne). Click on the P in the map to get directions. The site is discovered from an interpretive trail of 2 kilometers, crisscrossing between moors and meadows, ponds and peat bogs, for a walk of about 2 hours.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Moors/heathland

Conditions

Flat , High water possible , Open landscape , Swampy

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring

Route

Wide path , Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot , Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform

Yes

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