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Förmitzspeicher

Bayern  >  Germany

Reservoir on the edge of the Fichtelgebirge that is attractive for migrating wading and waterfowl in a landscape that has not got many waters.

Added by Matthias Fanck

Description

The Förmitzspeicher is a reservoir in the gently hilly landscape of the Münchberger Gneismasse on the northwestern edge of the Fichtelgebirge. It was completed in 1978 and lies 529 m above sea level and has a 126 ha water surface when it is completely filled. The climate here is continental. The reservoir is attractive especially for wading birds and waterfowl during the migration period. Then sometimes remarkable rarities can show up. The total number of bird species seen so far in the Förmitzspeicher is 250, waterrelated species 115. The reservoir is very easily accessible. Best observations mostly in spring and late summer / autumn. In high summer there are many leisure activities on the water: swimming, surfing, sailing.

Details

Access

The Förmitzspeicher is located approx. 3 km southwest of the town of Schwarzenbach / Saale, coordinates 50 ° 11’39.62 “N 11 ° 54’46.39“ O. Access via Schwarzenbach or Münchberg. Two parking spaces on the north-west bank at both ends of the dam (Navi: Schwarzenbach / Saale, Dammstraße), one on the south-east bank.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest, Lake

Conditions

Hilly, Open landscape

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Yes

Good birding season

Spring, Autumn

Best time to visit

Spring, Autumn, Spring migration, Autumn migration

Route

Wide path

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle, Car, Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

Extra info

There are three webcams and a page with the current water levels: see the links below.

Links

Birdingplaces Near

Saxon Saale below the dam, meadows near Bärlas, Untreusee Hof

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

Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

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