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Tempelhofer Feld

Berlin  >  Germany

Formerly an airport, the area is now a public park consisting mainly of wide grassland which in summer is partly protected from disturbing dogs and visitors.

Added by Manuel Tacke

Description

The area is characterized by the enormous density of Eurasian Skylark . Numbers are changing but for most of the year you almost stumble over them and they are not shy at all - as aren't the other regular breeding species Corn BuntingRed-backed ShrikeNorthern Wheatear, European Goldfinch or Common Nightingale. The area is a very popular public park and can get overcrowded during daytime so the best time for birding is early in the morning.

During migration time, common visitors are European Stonechat, Whinchat, Meadow Pipit and Reed Bunting.  Less frequently, but regularly observed are Eurasian Woodcock, Short-eared Owl or Wood Lark. Also Wryneck and Tawny Pipit are recorded yearly, mainly in August.

Keep your eyes open for overflying raptors and waders of all kind (there are single records of Eurasian Curlew, European Golden-Plover, Red-footed Falcon, Rough-legged BuzzardHen Harrier and so on)!

Details

Access

As located within a very urban and densely populated area the park has good connections via urban transportation with bus and metro from several directions. There is U-Bahn in the east (U8 Boddinstraße or Leinestraße) and west (U6 Paradestraße or Tempelhof), S-Bahn in the southwest (S 41/42 Tempelhof) and bus in the north (line 104, stopps "Golßener Str." or "Friedhöfe Columbiadamm").

The "Feld" is well accessible by foot and by bike. Be aware of the opening and closing time (approx. sunrise to sunset)!

Terrain and Habitat

Grassland, Scattered trees and bushes, City/village

Conditions

Flat, Open landscape, No shadow

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

No

Route

Unpaved road, Paved road, Wide path

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle, Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform

Yes

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