Roselière du Charnier

Gard  >  France

On the shores of lake Charnier this marsh area has vast reed beds with a high concentration of Marsh Harrier.

Added* by MANCERON
Most recent update 11 March 2023


Roselière du Charnier is a marsh area mainly covered with reed beds and with numerous canals and ponds. Reed areas can be difficult for birding but this area has many paths, and especially micro-reliefs that allow you to observe above the reeds. I have never observed so many Marsh Harrier (visit in January-February 2022), sometimes 3 at the same time within a radius of a few hundred meters. But also Mute Swan, Greater Flamingo and Glossy Ibis. Other birds that are often observed in the area are Great Reed Warbler, Bearded Tit, Purple Swamphen, Black-winged Stilt, Spoonbill, Zitting Cisticola, Black-crowned Night Heron, Purple Heron, Squacco Heron and Water Rail.


Français: Très grande roselière avec une grande concentration de Busards des roseaux. Marais principalement couverts de roselière, nombreux canaux et étangs. Ces milieux sont souvent peu propices à l'observation mais ici des sentiers nombreux, et surtout de micro-reliefs permettent d'observer au dessus des roseaux. Je n'ai jamais observé autant de Marsh Harrier (visite en janvier-février 2022), parfois 3 en même temps dans un rayon de quelques centaines de mètres. Mais aussi Mute Swan, Greater Flamingo, Glossy Ibis.



You can park near the bridge over the canal. Click on the P in the map for directions. Even within the reed bed you can explore parts by car. There are roads and paths, you can often park on the side.


Français: Possibilité de se garer près du pont sur le canal. Cliquez sur le P sur la carte pour les directions. Circuler en voiture au sein de la roselière, routes et chemins, souvent on peut se garer sur le bas-côté.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Scattered trees and bushes , Lake , Reedbeds


Flat , Wet , No shadow

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit



Narrow trail , Unpaved road , Paved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Car , Foot , Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform


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