The Langwarder Groden was created by reopening a front dike, so that the diked Groden was opened again to the influence of the tide. This created extensive mud flats, shallow water areas and salt marshes - habitats for many breeding and resting birds. The Groden is part of the Wadden Sea National Park. During the breeding season, for example, Meadow Pipit, Skylark, Common Redshank or Northern Lapwing can be found here. During migration times, numerous migrants of the Wadden Sea can be observed here, partly in impressive numbers of waders, such as Common Redshank, European Golden-Plover or Eurasian Curlew and ducks, such as Eurasian Wigeon, Common Teal or Northern Pintail. Short-eared Owl and Hen Harrier also hunt in the salt marshes in winter.
The typical songbird winter guests such as Twite, Horned Lark, Rock Pipit and Snow Bunting, as well as Lapland Longspur can also be found here. There is a nicely landscaped path through the shingle areas and a very well positioned bird watching hide. Inside the dyke you can also watch flocks of geese grazing from the main dike. The "National Park House" visitor center is located in Fedderwardersiel.
There are parking spaces in the inner dike. Easily accessible by bike along the North Sea dike, but in some of the central areas of the area there is a cycling ban. Difficult to get to by public transport.
Terrain and HabitatWetland, Grassland, Sea, Mud flats
ConditionsFlat, No shadow, High water possible, Open landscape, Slippery
Is a telescope useful?Can be useful
Good birding seasonAll year round
Best time to visitWinter, Spring migration, Autumn migration
RouteNarrow trail, Unpaved road, Paved road, Wide path
Difficulty walking trailAverage walk
Accessible byFoot, Wheelchair
Birdwatching hide / platformYes
In summer it can be very crowded due to the North Sea tourists.