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