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Etangs du Romelaere

Pas-de-Calais  >  France

Nature reserve with ponds, fens and marshy meadows where more then 200 bird species have been observed and a great place for birding.

Added by DELAVAL Aurélie

Description

Former peat extraction site, the Romelaëre ponds form a landscape of ponds and rivers linked together by access channels, formerly used by market gardeners. The nature reserve protects around 100 hectares of land and water. Birders can observe more then 200 bird species. Amongst the birds you can see are European Marsh Harrier, Bluethroat, Common Kingfisher, Cattle Egret, Little Bittern, Great Cormorant, Great Bittern and White Stork.

Details

Access

Park at the visitor center (See the P on the map) and explore the area on foot. There are different trails and there is a birdwatching hide. From the parkingplace to the birdhide is about a 2 km walk.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland, Reedbeds

Conditions

Flat

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring

Route

Paved road, Wide path, Unpaved road, Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

Yes

Links

View birdingplaces in the area that are published on Birdingplaces.eu

Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

Comments

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