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Norddorfer Marsch

Amrum, Nordfriesland  >  Germany

Marsh north of the village of Norddorf that is rich in waterbirds.

Added by Katharina

Description

The Norddorfer Marsch is bordered by dunes in the west and an overgrown and overblown dike– and in the east bordered by an asphalt dike, which was built after the great hurricane flood in 1962. This wetland is a paradise for water birds with ponds and water ditches – although it is barely a square kilometer. During autumnal migration there are several hundred Eurasian Wigeon staying here. By mid-December at the latest, they will move across the North Sea to Holland. Brent Goose populate the marsh in their thousands in the spring. Of course also other geese like Greylag Goose and Barnacle Goose can be seen here. Also birds like Common Shelduck, Eurasian Oystercatcher, Kentish Plover, Eurasian Curlew, Bar-tailed Godwit, Red Knot, Dunlin and Common Redshank can be seen.

Details

Access

From the asphalt dike all birds can be spotted well. You can make a circular walk of 5 km around the wetland. Click on the P in the map to get directions to the parking. From there you can explore the area on foot.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland, Dunes, Sea

Conditions

Open landscape

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Yes

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Winter, Autumn migration, Spring migration

Route

Paved road

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

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