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Kochelsee

Bavaria  >  Germany

Glacial lake with and open wetland. More than 250 different bird species have been seen in the area.

Added by Garry Hayman

Description

The Kochelsee is a picturesque lake that nestles against the northern edge of the Alps and is bordered by mountain forests, moors and green spaces. So many different habitats naturally also attract birds. The Loisach river flows into the Kochelsee, which also gives its name to the nearby Loisach-Kochelsee moors. Over 250 species of birds have already been identified in this area - 80 of them breed regularly. Since the lake is located directly on the Alps, numerous migratory birds gather here, especially when the flying weather is rather bad. The Kochelsee is 66 m deep and has a circumference of around 15 km. It is a great lake for wintering ducks and the surrounding wetland fields are great for herons & egrets.

Details

Access

The birds are best observed from the various tourist boat piers, the parking off B11 & the town of Schlehdorf. You can also walk or cycle around the lake, which is about a 15 km hike (see the map).  

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland, Lake, River

Conditions

Flat, Mountainous, Open landscape

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Winter

Route

Paved road

Difficulty walking trail

Strenuous

Accessible by

Bicycle, Foot, Car

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

Links

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

Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

Comments

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