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This glacial valley, through which the Randow River flows, is certainly one of the best areas in Germany for observing birds of prey.
The cultivated grassland "Randowbruch" adjoins traditional forests and offers great opportunities for almost all Central European bird of prey species, especially in spring and summer. Lesser Spotted Eagle, European Honey-buzzard, Rough-legged Buzzard (in winter), White-tailed Eagle, Red Kite, Black Kite, all falcons (including almost annual records of Red-footed Falcon), Harriers (Marsh Harrier, unregularly Montagu's Harrier in summer, Hen Harrier in winter season) can be seen in good numbers and at close range. Rarities like Black-winged Kite and Imperial Eagle have been recorded.
In addition, typical grassland species like Northern Lapwing, Eurasian Curlew or Wagtails can be observed. Also Barred Warbler, Red-backed Shrike and Meadow Pipit hold territory in the area.
Best access is via Gramzow and Zehnebeck from the West or Blumberg/Casekow from the East. The area is poorly connected via Public transport, bike (or car) is a good alternative.
Important note: The whole area is under agricultural use. This means that mowing machines etc. regular use the field paths. These are only partially open to motorized traffic, please pay attention to traffic signs. Although the area is easy to hike by foot, please don't leave the field paths.
The best areas to visit are outlined on the map with the blue dotted line and the 'point of interest'-symbol.