Réserve Ornithologique de Mont-Bernanchon

Pas-de-Calais  >  France

Varied wetland and bird reserve along the Canal d'Aire à La Bassée. You can see the birds up close from a bird hide.

Added* by jean claude beghin
Most recent update 25 October 2021
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Wetland along the Canal d'Aire à La Bassée. An ornithological observatory has been set up on the edge of marshes. This nature reserve, made up of ancient basins of the waterways of France, offers shelter to many species of birds. Among the birds you can see here are Garganey, Northern Shoveler, Common Pochard, Great Crested Grebe, European Turtle Dove, Cuckoo, Water Rail, Eurasian Coot, Avocet, Grey Plover,Northern Lapwing, Common Ringed Plover, Eurasian Curlew, Black-tailed Godwit, Jack Snipe, Green Sandpiper, Common Redshank, Green Sandpiper, Snipe, Great Black-backed Gull, White Stork, Great Cormorant, Great Bittern, Little Egret, Great Egret, Purple Heron, Cattle Egret, Black-crowned Night Heron, Spoonbill, European Honey-buzzard, Marsh Harrier, Sparrowhawk, Barn Owl, Long-eared Owl, Common Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Eurasian Green Woodpecker, Eurasian Kestrel, Eurasian Hobby, Golden Oriole, Skylark, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, Greater Whitethroat, Goldcrest, Firecrest, Ring Ouzel, Spotted Flycatcher, Common Nightingale, Bluethroat, Whinchat, Northern Wheatear, Grey Wagtail, Western Yellow Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, Brambling, Bullfinch, European Serin, Siskin, Corn Bunting, Yellowhammer and Reed Bunting.


Français: Du roitelet au balbuzard et les oiseaux des biotopes des zones humide. Un observatoire ornithologique a été aménagé en bordure de marais. Cette réserve naturelle, constituée d'anciens bassins des voies navigables de France, offre le gîte à plusieurs espèces d'oiseaux et ravira les ornithologues qui sommeillent en vous. Accès au sentier de l'observatoire par l'impasse du halage, près du pont Fruchart, dit pont Supply.



By car and bicycle with parking by the road and the canal.


Français: En voiture et velo avec un parking en bord de route et du canal.

Terrain and Habitat

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


Flat , Wet , Open landscape , Slippery

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit



Paved road , Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Car

Birdwatching hide / platform


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