Eriskircher Ried

Baden-Württemberg  >  Germany

Largest nature reserve at German shore of Lake Constance (Bodensee). Reeds, meadows and riparian forest between the mouths of the rivers Schussen and Rotach.

Added* by Jan Wartenberg
Most recent update 13 June 2022


Eriskircher Ried is an area where many water birds (e.g. diving ducks and swans) overwinter. Also an important breeding area. Several platforms for bird watching are available. Among the birds you can see are Ruddy Shelduck, Bewick's Swan, Whooper Swan, Common Kingfisher, Greater Scaup, Red-crested Pochard, Common Goldeneye, Garganey, Common Teal, Northern Shoveler, Black-necked Grebe, Black-throated Diver (Arctic Loon), Red-throated Diver, Eurasian Curlew, Little Ringed Plover, Wood Sandpiper, Common Greenshank, Common Redshank, Ruff, Black-crowned Night Heron, Black Tern, Whiskered Tern, Grey-headed Woodpecker, Red Kite, Marsh Harrier and Osprey.

Good spots to observe birds are: 1) the platform next to Strandbad, 2) the mouth of Schussen 3) the platform in the middle of the area, 4) platform at north end of the area.



By train: to station Eriskirch. By car: parking lot at "Strandbad Eriskirch" (Public swimming pool). Click on the P in the map to get directions.

Terrain and Habitat

Reedbeds , River , Grassland , Scattered trees and bushes , Forest , Wetland , Lake


Flat , Open landscape , High water possible

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit



Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Car

Birdwatching hide / platform


View other birding spots in the area that are published on Birdingplaces


Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

Show more birds Show less birds
Show more images Show less images

Comments & Tips

Click on the little bird icon () to insert bird names in your own language. The birdnames will automatically be translated for other users!