Merklinger Ried

Baden-Württemberg  >  Germany

A small but birdrich wetland next to a creek, with fields and a little forest.

Added* by Katja
Most recent update 12 February 2020
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The beautiful nature reserve Merklinger Ried is a protected area of approximately 18 hectares. The wetland is an ideal habitat for numerous animal species (birds, amphibians, insects). Over the years, more than 100 bird species have been identified, some of which are of course only migrants. There are lots of water-loving birds year-round, my favorite being Common Kingfisher. Lots and lots of other birds depending on the season. Like Grey Wagtail, Mallard, Eurasian Green Woodpecker and Marsh Tit.



Park in the bordering neighborhood and walk a big round along the entire preservation area (2,5 km).

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , Wetland , Scattered trees and bushes , River , City/village , Agriculture



Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring , Winter


Paved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform


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