Open ponds with reed fringes, mudflats and some islands for breeding birds. Apart from a variety of waders and waterfowl the area is quite good for raptors, e.g. Peregrine Falcon and White-tailed Eagle.
Typical breeding birds: Common Redshank, Avocet, Common Tern, Bluethroat, Sedge Warbler, Water Rail.
Migration: Any kind of wader, terns, ducks
Winter: Smew and many other duck species, many geese (particularly Barnacle Goose and Greater White-fronted Goose), divers, European Golden-Plover.
Despite being created only recently the area already held a few national rarities: Demoiselle Crane (2014), breeding Black-winged Stilt (2014), Stilt Sandpiper (2019).
The site can be accessed easily via Ölstraße from Diekmannshausen (2 km), either by car or by bicycle. No public transport available.
Terrain and HabitatWetland, Plain, Lake, Mud flats
ConditionsOpen landscape, No shadow, Flat
Is a telescope useful?Yes
Good birding seasonAll year round
Best time to visitSpring migration, Autumn migration, Winter
Difficulty walking trailAverage walk
Accessible byFoot, Bicycle
Birdwatching hide / platformNo
In principle it is possible to surround the area by foot, but this will inevitably disturb the birds and should be avoided.