Oerlinghausen Wistinghauser Senne

Nordrhein-Westfahlen  >  Germany

Wonderful area of breathtaking beauty. Mostly forest but also with flat and open landscapes.

Added* by Frederik Holthoff
Most recent update 26 November 2022
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Especially in the autumn in Oerlinghausen Wistinghauser Senne you can see Parrot Crossbill and Common Crossbill. In the May-June you can go there at 10pm and have a chance to see and hear Eurasian Nightjar. In spring and summer there are many Pied Flycatcher, Common Redstart and Wood Lark.



The area is located south of the village of Oerlinghausen and starts directly east of the Oerlinghausen Airfield. Click on the P in the map to get directions. The best option is to walk through the area. On the map you see a circular walk of 6 km.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , Grassland , Scattered trees and bushes


Hilly , Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Autumn migration , Summer , Spring


Wide path , Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot , Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform


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