Nordrhein Westfalen, Fröndenberg  >  Germany

Nature reserve on the old floodplains of the river Ruhr that acts like a magnet for water birds, waders and songbirds.

Added* by Volker Dechert
Most recent update 8 May 2021


In the still young nature reserve Kiebitzwiese, the river Ruhr is getting its floodplain back. Especially during the bird migration season, the area acts like a magnet for water birds, waders and songbirds, which like to take a break here. Until a few years ago it was intensively used farmland, then old raft ditches were opened and the former Ruhr floodplain area was watered again. During the breeding season, Northern Lapwing are particularly noticeable: after a long absence they have returned to their old habitat. In 2014 White Stork nested here for the first time. Rustic Heck cattle, which are on the Kiebitzwiese all year round, ensure that the area is not covered with bushes. You can see all of this from a lookout hill close to the road. Among the other birds you can see here are Greylag Goose, Common Kingfisher, Eurasian Hobby, Canada Goose, Egyptian Goose, Mallard, Snipe, Little Grebe and Tufted Duck.



Easy accessible on the Werner-von Siemens-Straße in Fröndenberg. From the lookout point you have a great view over the area.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Grassland , Scattered trees and bushes , Agriculture


Flat , Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

Spring , Summer

Best time to visit

Spring migration , Summer


Paved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Car

Birdwatching hide / platform


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