This is perhaps THE PLACE to visit in Northrhine-Westfalia (Nordrhein-Westfalen), due to its huge list of breeding species and especially the migrants. During spring and autumn, many waders, gulls, or passerines use the site as a stop-over, during the entire year hundreds of different duck and goose species can be observed. Observation infrastructure is good, with many hides and an observation tower.
There's a car park just next to the visitor center at Coermühle 181, where you can park your car. Access by public transportation is much less comfortable, as the busstop "Rieselfelder" lies fairly far away and only few buses drive by.
The birding is either done by foot or by bike, the latter being much more comfortable, as you can cover much greater distances.
Terrain and HabitatScattered trees and bushes, Wetland, Lake, Reedbeds, Mud flats
ConditionsFlat, Swampy, Open landscape
Is a telescope useful?Can be useful
Good birding seasonAll year round
Best time to visitAutumn migration, Spring migration, Summer, Spring
RoutePaved road, Wide path
Difficulty walking trailEasy
Accessible byFoot, Bicycle
Birdwatching hide / platformYes
Not all roads are open to the public. Please respect the gates and don't trespass.
The "Wolbecker Tiergarten" or "Hohe Ward" in the south of Münster can be good spots to get forest species, such as Woodpeckers, Pied Flycatcher, etc.