Königshovener Höhe

Nordrhein-Westfalen  >  Germany

An agricultural landscape on a plateau. Woods, farmland, grassland and a pond supports a lot of birdlife.

Added* by Ignaas Robbe
Most recent update 5 October 2020
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Königshovener Höhe is a good place to see raptors and farmlandbirds. There is a pond with nice old reedbeds with some good birds around. Many good songbirds and European Turtle Dove in the trees and scrub alongside the path. Good place to look for migrating and staging birds. A quiet place and a very nice place for a walk. Among the other birds you can see here are Skylark, Red Kite, European Stonechat, Meadow Pipit, Red-backed Shrike, Northern Wheatear and Whinchat. In autumn you can come across resting European Golden Plover and Dotterel in the fields. In winter you can see Hen Harrier and Merlin here.



The area can best be explored of foot or by bike. Cars are not allowed into the area. Click on the P in the map to get directions to the parking place. The route through the area you see on the map below is 10 km.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , Wetland , Plain , Agriculture , Scattered trees and bushes , Grassland , Plateau , Reedbeds


Flat , Open landscape , Dry

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Spring , Autumn , Winter

Best time to visit

Spring migration , Winter , Spring , Autumn migration


Paved road , Wide path , Unpaved road , Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

Especially in spring, be sure to visit lookout at the pond. The reedbeds and marshy area around attract a lot of birds. The fields and bushes around the pond teem with all sorts of wildlife.

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