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 Eurasian 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 HabitatForest, Wetland, Plain, Agriculture, Scattered trees and bushes, Grassland, Plateau, Reedbeds
ConditionsFlat, Open landscape, Dry
Is a telescope useful?Can be useful
Good birding seasonSpring, Autumn, Winter
Best time to visitSpring migration, Winter, Spring, Autumn migration
RoutePaved road, Wide path, Unpaved road, Narrow trail
Difficulty walking trailAverage walk
Accessible byFoot, Bicycle, Wheelchair
Birdwatching hide / platformNo
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.