The Meldorfer Speicherkoog is a very large embanked area with several large lakes of different salinity, offering habitats for a variety of waterbird communities. It belongs to the "Nationalpark Wattenmeer" (Wadden Sea National Park) and is a protected area. Many birds feed on the mudflats and there are many different kinds of herons, waders, geese, ducks and swans to be seen, Sometimes you can see a White-tailed Eagle passing by or other raptors, falcons, Marsh Harrier and others. But most of all this is a paradise for waterbirds.
Throughout the year: Great Cormorant, grebes, geese, ducks, waders, gulls, and Bearded Tit
November-March: Whooper Swan, Greylag Goose and Greater White-fronted Goose
March-May: Barnacle Goose;
May: Curlew Sandpiper, Ruffand Ruddy Turnstone
April-August: Northern Northern Lapwing, Black-tailed Godwit.
June- October: Eurasian Curlew and Spotted Redshank
The best vantage points for birdwatching are the road to Meldorfer Hafen (there is an observation tower just off the road), the sea dyke and the observation-hides in the nature sanctuaries of „Kronenloch“ in the north and „Wöhrdener Loch“ in the south.
Next to the protection areas you can park your car, make walks or go by bike. You can observe directly out of the car and mostly that's the best way because that way shy birds don't fly away and stay close to you.