Saalbachniederung Bruchsal

Baden- Württemberg  >  Germany

Wide grassland landscape with scattered trees, including a flooded gravel pit and a lake with some good silt areas for waders during migration.

Added* by Jannik Stipp
Most recent update 19 June 2023


During spring and summer, common species that can be found at Saalbachniederung Bruchsal are Corn Bunting, Little Ringed Plover, Northern Lapwing, Little Grebe, Common Snipe, Whinchat, Pied Flycatcher and Great Reed Warbler. Sometimes a Purple Heron can be seen, Little Bittern breed since 2021, but often hard to see. In fall, migration is quite good for waders (August to mid October). Common waders like Ruff, Dunlin, Wood Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Common Redshank, Common Greenshank, Spotted Redshank and Common Snipe in small numbers every year, but also often good for rare waders like Curlew Sandpiper, Grey Plover, Eurasian Curlew, Temminck's Stint, Little Stintand Black-tailed Godwit (often all of these waders every year present but only single individuals). Black-winged Stilt in 2018 and 2019 with single individuals present. Later in fall (September and October) high numbers of White Stork, some Black Stork and Common Crane. Good numbers of Water Pipit(up to 30 individuals), some Whinchat, European Stonechat, different species of ducks and single Osprey. In reed some Water Rail and sometimes Spotted Crake, but difficult to see. In winter single individuals of Great Grey Shrike and Hen Harrier.



Best way by car or train.

Terrain and Habitat

Grassland , Mud flats , Scattered trees and bushes , Lake


Flat , No shadow , Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

Spring , Autumn

Best time to visit

Autumn migration , Spring migration , Spring


Unpaved road , Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform


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