Rheinland-Pfalz  >  Germany

The river mouth of the river Ahr into the Rhine. You can go birding at the river banks, the meadows (Little Owl) and in the forests next to the river.

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Most recent update 5 April 2020
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At the river Ahr are breeding Little Ringed Plover and Common Kingfisher. In the floodplains are meadows, forests and a little reedbed. In the meadows are breeding Little Owl (10 territories in 2020). Red-backed Shrike and Grasshopper Warbler are possible breeding birds. In the forests are breeding Common Nightingale , Golden Oriole and Middle Spotted Woodpecker. You can also see Black Kite and Eurasian Hobby during breeding time. In the little reedbed are Reed Warbler and Marsh Warbler (also common next to the Ahr). Melodious Warbler and Icterine Warbler can also be found in the area.

During migration, you can see migratory birds like Osprey and Green Sandpiper. In winter you can see some wintering birds like White-throated Dipper.



There is a train station in Linz (direct connections to Cologne and Koblenz), from where you have to cross the Rhine with the ferry to Kripp. Another train station is in Sinzig (direct connections to Bonn and Koblenz) from where you can go directly to the meadows at the southern edge of the area.

You can park in Kripp (follow the B9 until Kripp). The walking route you see on the map is about 7 km.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , Valley , River , City/village , Agriculture , Scattered trees and bushes


Flat , High water possible

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

Spring , Summer

Best time to visit



Paved road , Wide path , Narrow trail , Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail


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