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NSG Bienener Althrein

Lower Rhine Region  >  Germany

The nature reserve "Bienener Altrhein" has been designated as such since 1968. It's one of the last breeding areas in West-Germany of the Black Tern. 

Added by Lukas Rühlke

Description

The nutrient-rich stagnant waters of Bienener Althrein are characterised by extensive zones of floating leaves and reeds, and small areas of floodplain forest are found along the banks. The area is characteristic of the breeding birds of the Lower Rhine, as was the case for several decades. In addition to a large number of breeding birds, the nature reserve also offers many resting limicoles and, in winter, huge groups of geese and white-tailed eagle.

Details

Access

Parking is available in the adjacent village Rees-Bienen. The area itself can be reached via a dyke, which is designed for pedestrians and cyclists. The dyke also offers the best view of the area.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland, Grassland, River

Conditions

Flat

Circular trail

No

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Winter, Spring migration, Autumn migration

Route

Wide path

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Bicycle, Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

Extra info

In the nature reserve, the only Black Tern colony in Northwest-Germany breeds on artificial nesting aids. The Black Tern had also disappeared at the beginning of the 1990s in the Bienener Altrhein. With the help of a species protection project, the Naturschutzzentrum im Kreis Kleve e.V. has succeeded in reintroducing this endangered species.

There is probably no need to mention that exemplary behaviour is required. In this way, the breeding birds, but also the residents should not be disturbed.

Birdingplaces Near

Many of the surrounding green areas and waters are recommendable.

View birdingplaces in the area that are published on Birdingplaces.eu

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Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

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