You can walk directly at the river bank. You can see wintering or migrating ducks like Goosander, Northern Shoveler and Common Teal. On the gravel banks, migrating waders like Common Sandpiper and Common Greenshank are possible. Little Ringed Plover , Black Kite , Common Kingfisher and Rose-ringed Parakeet are breeding birds.
The whole year, you can watch gulls like Yellow-legged Gull and Herring Gull. With luck, you may find Mediterranean Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull and Caspian Gull (regular in winter).
You can come per train (train stations in Bad Honnef, Rhöndorf and Königswinter, direct connections to Cologne, Koblenz and Bonn), per car (follow the B42 until Bad Honnef or Rhöndorf) or per bike.
Terrain and HabitatForest, Valley, River, City/village
ConditionsFlat, High water possible
Is a telescope useful?Can be useful
Good birding seasonAll year round
Best time to visitWinter, Spring migration, Autumn migration
RoutePaved road, Unpaved road, Wide path
Difficulty walking trailEasy
Accessible byFoot, Bicycle, Wheelchair
Birdwatching hide / platformNo
You can visit the Drachenfels (Rock Bunting, Peregrine Falcon and some vineyard species).
You can also visit the Siebengebirge where you can find some forest species.