Tour de l'Étang Bull

Territoire de Belfort  >  France

This urban pond is a small piece of nature in the middle of the city of Belfort, which can hold some good surprises.

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Most recent update 11 March 2022
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Étang Bull is a pond with vegetated banks. Its a very easily accessible urban site allowing easy observation of some common species and where you sometimes come across a few rarer visitors. Nearby avenue trees are also worth walking, as are neighboring lawns and bushes. The bell tower of the nearby Saint-Joseph church sometimes welcomes Eurasian Kestrel and Peregrine Falcon.

About 90 species have been observed on the pond and around it. The following species are breeding in the area Mute Swan, Mallard, Eurasian Kestrel, Eurasian Moorhen, Eurasian Coot, Black-headed Gull, Common Swift, Eurasian Green Woodpecker, White Wagtail, Wren, European Robin, Black Redstart, Blackbird, Reed Warbler, Blackcap, Common Chiffchaff, Great Tit, Eurasian Blue Tit, Short-toed Treecreeper, Common Starling, House Sparrow, European Serin, Greenfinch, European Goldfinch and Reed Bunting.


Français: Cet étang urbain est un petit bout de nature en pleine ville, qui peut réserver quelques bonnes surprises. Site urbain très facile d'accès permettant d'observer facilement quelques espèces communes et où l'on croise parfois quelques visiteurs plus rares. L'observateur explorera le plan d'eau mais aussi les rives végétalisées et notamment les zones à phragmites. Les arbres d'alignement à proximité méritent aussi d'être parcourus de même que les pelouses et buissons voisins. Le clocher de l'église Saint-Joseph toute proche accueille parfois les faucons crécerelle et pèlerin. Environ 90 espèces ont été observées sur l'étang et à ses abords.



Click on the P in the map to get directions. The tour of the pond is done on foot.


Français: Le tour de l'étang se fait à pied.

Terrain and Habitat

Lake , City/village



Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring migration , Autumn migration , Spring


Wide path , Paved road

Difficulty walking trail


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Birdwatching hide / platform


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