Rickelsbüller Koog

Nordfriesland, Schleswig-Holstein  >  Germany

Rickelsbüller Koog is a dyked wetland and nature reserve close to the Danish border. It has meadows and open water surfaces with islets.

Added by Ulrich Schwantes


The developement of Rickelsbüller Koog Nature Reserve started in 1981 when the former salt marshes were artificially disconnected from the North Sea. The current wetland meadows with low vegetation are breeding sites for Common RedshankBlack-tailed GodwitRuffHerring GullBarnacle Goose and Avocet.

From autumn to early spring, the dyked area and the adjacent salt marshes on the dyke's sea-ward side are resting sites of Barnacle GooseBrent GooseRed KnotDunlin Eurasian Curlew and Eurasian Wigeon . Observation possibilities depend on the tides of the North Sea.



By car or bicycle: Starting from Rodenaes, follow street K98 to the border. Directly in front of the frontier station turn left and follow the dead end road where you will find a parking place.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland, Plain, Lake, Sea, Reedbeds, Grassland


Flat, No shadow, Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

Spring, Autumn, Winter

Best time to visit

Spring migration, Autumn migration, Spring


Wide path, Paved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform


Birdingplaces Near

Directly north of Rickesbüller Koog there is the Danish nature reserve "Margrethe Kog" which is characterized by salt water surfaces which are connected with the North Sea. Birdlife is similar to that of Rickesbüller Koog, especially in during migration times.

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


Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here


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