The ponds of Martinsweiher Niederwalgern are beautiful little refuges for birds and other wildlife surrounded by agricultural landscape. There are regular sightings of rare birds especially during the migration periods. Also it is a breeding habitat for native species. Among the birds you can see are Sand Martin, White Stork, Yellowhammer, Cuckoo, Common Teal, Common Goldeneye, Little Ringed Plover, Water Rail, Little Grebe and Common Kingfisher.
The area is close to the train station of Niederwalgern and is easily accessible on foot or by bike. Also it is located next to a country-road and there is even a small space for car parking.
Terrain and HabitatScattered trees and bushes, Wetland, Grassland, Plain, Lake, Mud flats, Reedbeds, Agriculture
Is a telescope useful?Can be useful
Good birding seasonAll year round
Best time to visitSpring migration, Autumn migration
RoutePaved road, Unpaved road
Difficulty walking trailEasy
Accessible byFoot, Bicycle, Car
Birdwatching hide / platformYes
A few kilometers to the north-east between the villages of Roth and Argenstein you can find the renaturation area Par-Allna, which consists of a little stream next to river Lahn. Also a few kilometers to the north near the village of Niederweimar you can find Kiesgrube Niederweimar, several small lakes as a result of sand mining. It is easy to combine all three birdingplaces with a bike-tour from the city of Marburg.