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Ruppersdorfer See

Schleswig Holstein, Lübeck  >  Germany

Lake with shallow water and reedbeds which are good for ducks, geese and herons. After longer dry periods can be also good for waders. Visit in the morning!

Added by Tim Herfurth

Description

The Ruppersdorfer See is especially good for ducks, geese and herons throughout the year. It´s one of the best breeding sites for Black-necked Grebe with sometimes up to 25 pairs. Each day White-tailed Eagle turn up and Common Crane overnight especially in autumn in good numbers. Different management is needed for waders so the place is only good for them when the water level is low. You should visit the site in the morning as the light conditions are poor later.

Details

Access

By car. Turn of the Autobahn A1 at Ratekau. Entering Ratekau you turn right towards Ruppersdorf. Park on the main road. It´s a very short walk into the area.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland, Lake, Mud flats, Reedbeds

Conditions

Flat

Circular trail

No

Is a telescope useful?

Yes

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring, Autumn

Route

Paved road, Wide path

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot, Car

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

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