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Réserve Ornithologique du Gros Banc

Normandie  >  France

Nature reserve where 50 hectares have been specifically developed to ensure the protection of seabirds. Very good place for birding.

Added by Didier Aires

Description

Réserve Ornithologique du Gros Banc is a coastal reserve in the bay of the Orne. A sandy-muddy are. You can walk around the reserve or visit the bird hide. The majority of the birds are passage migrants. Among the many birds you can see here are: Common Shelduck, Garganey, Northern Pintail, Goosander, Little Grebe, European Turtle-Dove, Common Cuckoo, Water Rail, Avocet, Grey Plover, European Golden-Plover, Kentish Plover, Common Ringed Plover, Dotterel, Whimbrel, Eurasian Curlew, Bar-tailed Godwit, Red Knot, Sanderling, Dunlin, Common Snipe, Wood Sandpiper, Mediterranean Gull, Little Tern, Sandwich Tern, White Stork, Great Bittern, Little Egret, Glossy Ibis, Eurasian Spoonbill, Osprey, European Marsh Harrier, Tawny Owl, Short-eared Owl, Common Kingfisher, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Eurasian Green Woodpecker, Black Woodpecker, Eurasian Hobby, Peregrine Falcon, Red-backed Shrike, Eurasian Skylark, Bearded Tit, Whinchat, Northern Wheatear, Grey Wagtail, Tree Pipit and Rock Pipit.

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Français:  Réserve du litoral en estuaire ( la baie de l'orne ) sablo-vaseux, un parcours autours de la réserve balisée et parcking pour stationnement. La liste édité par mais soins n'est pas exhaustive des manquements d'espèces et peut-être des erreurs peuvent apparaître dans ma liste. La majorité des oiseaux quand ils sont présent sont en migrations de passages et quelques espéces niches sur le gros banc en compagnie des moutons. 

Details

Access

The reserve is located between 2 coastal villages. There is a visitor center near the village of Sallenelles. A nice walking trail runs around the estuary (3 km). Perhaps you come across seals. There is also a bird hide close to the parking. Click on the P in the map to get directions.

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Français:  Des parckings sont assurés, Sallenelles se situe à l'embouchure de l'Orne par 49° 15′ 50″ N, 0° 13′ 45″ O à 3 km de Merville Franceville route déparemental 514 la réserve ce situe entre les 2 villages côtiers vous pourrez visité la maison de la nature et en ce promenant autours de l'estuaire et peut-être croisé un phoque moine (entre 12 et 15 ) résidant maintenant a l'anné dans l'estuaire de l'Orne.

Terrain and Habitat

Scattered trees and bushes, Wetland, Sea, Beach, Mud flats, Reedbeds, Dunes

Conditions

Flat, Sandy, Swampy, Slippery

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Autumn, Spring, Autumn migration, Spring migration

Route

Wide path

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot, Car

Birdwatching hide / platform

Yes

Links

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Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

Comments

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