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Dümmer

Niedersachsen  >  Germany

Second biggest Lake in North-western Germany surrounded by wet meadow habitats, reedbeds.

Added by Thiemo Karwinkel

Description

The lake "Dümmer" is a 16 km² big lake and is with a average depth of 1,5 m very shallow. This makes the lake itself a very good habitat for all kinds of resting waterfowl, with thousands of geese and ducks. On areas of waterlilies Black Tern can breed. The reedbeds around the lake are breeding habitat for e.g. European Marsh HarrierGreat Bittern and Savi's Warbler and following willow shrubs for Bluethroat andCommon Nightingale. After the last Ice Age the lake was much bigger, but mires grew around it and provide beautiful meadows today. They inhabit one of the last big populations of breeding Black-tailed Godwit, Common Snipe, Eurasian Curlew,Corn Crake and Northern Lapwing, by a very well water management on meadows.  About one of the last breeding pairs of Ruff in Germany is speculated here nearly every year.

Details

Access

As the area is really big, there are several options. The best options is given by the brochure "Vögel beobachten im Naturpark Dümmer" (english: "Birdwatching in Nature park Dümmer") you can download the detailed (German) pdf with maps and routes at the Website of the "Naturrschutzring Dümmer". See the links below.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland, Plain, Lake, Mud flats, Agriculture, Grassland, Moors/heathland, Reedbeds

Conditions

Flat, No shadow, High water possible

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Yes

Good birding season

All year round

Route

Unpaved road, Paved road, Narrow trail, Wide path

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle, Car, Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform

Yes

Links

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

Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

Comments

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