Réserve Naturelle Nationale de Lilleau des Niges

Charente-Maritime  >  France

A magnificent calm nature reserve, with a great diversity of species.

Added* by Owen Camus
Most recent update 28 September 2021


Réserve Naturelle Nationale de Lilleau des Niges will allow you to observe many species, with great proximity, while respecting the birds. Among the most common, you most likely meet the Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Common Greenshank, Common Redshank, Snipe, Little Stint, Sanderling, Red Knot, Black-tailed Godwit, Bar-tailed Godwit, Eurasian Curlew, Whimbrel, Little Ringed Plover, Common Ringed Plover, Kentish Plover, Grey Plover, Avocet, Black-winged Stilt, and many more!

On the Laridae side, it is possible to observe Black-headed Gull, Mediterranean Gull, Common Gull, Herring Gull, Yellow-legged Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Little Tern, Common Tern, Sandwich Tern for the most common. The reserve is also a paradise for small passerines, in particular the emblematic Bluethroat, but also Zitting Cisticola, Reed Warbler, Melodious Warbler, Western Yellow Wagtail.


Français: ​​Une magnifique réserve naturelle calme, avec une très grande diversité d'espèces.. Cette réserve naturelle d'intérêt national vous permettra d'observer de très nombreuses espèces, avec une grande proximité, tout en respectant l'oiseau. Parmi les plus commun, vous rencontrez très probablement le Common Sandpiper , Green Sandpiper , Common Greenshank , Common Redshank , Snipe , Little Stint , Sanderling , Red Knot , Black-tailed Godwit , Bar-tailed Godwit , Eurasian Curlew , Whimbrel , Little Ringed Plover , Common Ringed Plover , Kentish Plover , Grey Plover , Avocet , Black-winged Stilt , et beaucoup d'autres!

Du côté des Laridés, il est possible d'observer les Black-headed Gull , Mediterranean Gull , Common Gull , Herring Gull , Yellow-legged Gull , Lesser Black-backed Gull , Great Black-backed Gull , Little Tern , Common Tern , Sandwich Tern pour les plus communs. Cette réserve fait aussi le paradis des petits passereaux, notamment de l'emblématique Bluethroat , mais aussi de la Zitting Cisticola , Reed Warbler , Melodious Warbler , Western Yellow Wagtail.



Parking is provided next to the Maison du Fier. It is possible to visit the reserve on foot or by bike.


Français: Un parking est prévu à côté de la maison du Fier. Il est possible de visiter le réserve à pied ou à vélo.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Beach , Mud flats , Reedbeds , Sea


Flat , Open landscape , No shadow , Dry

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Spring , Autumn

Best time to visit

Spring migration , Autumn migration , Winter


Narrow trail , Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Car , Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform


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