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A wastewater treatment area with sewage fields. This pond landscape of 300 hectares attracts large numbers of birds.
Braunschweiger Rieselfelder is a well-known bird area, especially in the spring and autumn migration. More than 300 different bird species have been recorded in the area. The adjacent waste disposal also attracts many gulls, storks and birds of prey. Best time for birding is in April and the first part of May. Among the birds you can encounter in the area are White Stork, Red Kite, Ruff, Common Greenshank, Spotted Redshank, Caspian Gull, Eurasian Oystercatcher, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, Great Reed Warbler and Common Kingfisher.
The Braunschweiger Rieselfelder are located on the outskirts of the city of Braunschweig. You can reach the area via the B 214 (motorway exit 53 Watenbüttel from the An in the direction of Braunschweig or from Braunschweig via the A 392 heading north onto the B 214). There is a car park at the entrance to the Rieselfelder (between the motorway exit and Watenbüttel). Click on a P in the map to get directions.