Barrier Lake Kardorf

Bavaria  >  Germany

Barrier lake with a bird watching station. Important resting place for many species during migration.

Added by Philipp


The lake is one of the most important resting places for the Eurasian Curlew during its autuum migration. The species can be seen from August to October in great quantities. Many other species of waterbirds and waders can temporarily also be spotted. There is a moderate frequency of Southern Germany rarities like the SpoonbillLittle Egret and many more.

During the winter months you can spot large numbers of geese and duck species. 



There is a small parking spot only few minutes from the bird observation place. The best way to explore the lake is by walking on the paths around it.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland, Lake, Scattered trees and bushes


Hilly, No shadow

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Autumn migration, Spring migration


Paved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform


Birdingplaces Near

There are many reed areas nearby, which are great for birding also.

More then that, about a 45 minutes drive away there is the featherlake which is an UNESCO World Heritage.

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


Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here


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