The water is a great place for waders. For example Little Stint, Black-tailed Godwit, Common Ringed Plover, Wood Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank breeding Avocet, and much more. Songbirds like Bluethroat, Sedge Warbler, Meadow Pipit, Northern Wheatear, Western Yellow Wagtail and Bearded Tit are seen there regularly. During migration you also can find many other birds and even rarities. Regularly (different seasons) there can be seen bird like Merlin, White-tailed Eagle, different terns like Arctic Tern, up to 209 Spoonbill, Hen Harrier, Northern Lapwing, Common Pochard, Common Goldeneye, Peregrine Falcon, Little Grebe and much, much more!
There are two ways. A good one (walking, biking) from Neuharlingersiel in Northwest or one from Harlesiel in the northeast. Both take about 2 km until you reach a little platform with a scope. The biggest advantage there ist that you can look over the Wadden Sea for more birds roosting in the saltmarshes. The second way is for the car directly to the lake from the south (you see it at a map). Bring your own scopes!
Terrain and HabitatLake, Grassland, Wetland, Sea, Agriculture
ConditionsFlat, Open landscape
Is a telescope useful?Can be useful
Good birding seasonAll year round
Best time to visitSpring migration, Autumn migration, Autumn, Summer, Spring
Difficulty walking trailEasy
Accessible byFoot, Bicycle, Car, Wheelchair
Birdwatching hide / platformYes
The best time is during migration and during summer when many waders are roosting here! For example August to September. In winter you see mainly geese and ducks.
Harlesiel (beach, saltmarsh, Grey Partridge)
Wittmund Flutpolder (the same in badder)
Horumersiel (migration) 25 min.
Wangermeer 20 min.