Buckenhofer Forst

Bayern  >  Germany

This is a good place for an afternoon or evening stroll, to try and find the resident Eurasian Pygmy Owl and many woodpecker species.

Added* by Jan Lock
Most recent update 21 March 2021
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Buckenhofer Forst can be a good area to see Eurasian Pygmy Owl which can be seen or heard in the afternoon sitting on trees around the area. The Buckenhofer Forst is also a good area for woodpecker species including Great Spotted Woodpecker, Black Woodpecker and the Grey-headed Woodpecker. This can also be a good area for woodland species such as Tawny Owl, Chaffinch, Wren, Bullfinch, Common Goldeneye and Common Buzzard.



From Uttenreuth you can go straight continously for 3km, until you go past remains of an old metal gate, where you will then go a bit further and turn left and the next turn. From Buckenhof go all the way to the friedhof (cemetary) and continue going straight from there for around 2 km. The circular walk in the area you see on the map is about 2,2 km long.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , Scattered trees and bushes



Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Winter , Spring , Autumn


Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform


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