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Grainberg-Kalbenstein

Bavaria, Lower Franconia  >  Germany

The steep slopes on the Main valley are home of several pairs of the  Rock Bunting. The nature reserve Grainberg-Kalbenstein is one of the most reliable sites.

Added by Thomas Büttel

Description

Main reason for visiting this site is the above mentioned rare bunting. Other potential species include Tree Pipit, Black Kite, Common Redstart and Linnet.

The walk is at the beginning simple and without difficulties. However, pay attention on the descent under (and after) bad weather as the trail is steep and sandy. The direct connection from the "Edelweiß" to the car park is not advisable, because climbing is required.

Details

Access

The car park of the "Falteshütte" is situated on the B 26 just north of Karlstadt. If you want to reach the site by public transport take the train to Karlstadt and afterwards the bus line 8060 to the nearby village Gambach just north of the site (new path to the circuit walk is marked on the map) or cycle to the car park.

Terrain and Habitat

Scattered trees and bushes

Conditions

Sandy, Slippery, Rocky

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

No

Good birding season

Spring, Summer

Best time to visit

Summer, Spring

Route

Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

Extra info

A hiking map can be helpful for orientation.

Links

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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