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Vehnemoor

Lower Saxony - near Edewecht  >  Germany

The Vehnemoor is protected area, partly still used for peat extraction. Since 1991 certain parts have been renaturalised offerering typical habitat succession.

Added* by Jonas Buddemeier
Most recent update 23 November 2021

Description

In the large open area of the Vehnemoor typical marsh breeders such as Meadow Pipit, Bluethroat, Reed Bunting, Common Crane, Snipe, Eurasian Curlew, Common Redshank and Little Ringed Plover are common in spring and summer. There is also a small colony of Black-headed Gull and single pairs Common Gull. The forested area in the central part is a breeding place for Eurasian Nightjar, Willow Warbler and Tree Pipit.

On spring migration parts that just have been recently renaturalised are also good spots for Waders. Most numerous species are Common Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, Common Ringed Plover and Temminck's Stint. From late April to August (best time is first decade of May) other Wader species such as Dunlin, Sanderling, Ruddy Turnstone, Curlew Sandpiper and Little Stint could be watched here.

In winter the area is used as a roosting site for huge numbers of Greater White-Fronted Geese & Bean Geese, Common Cranes and swans.

See an incomplete list of species that have been observed in the Vehnemoor below.

Details

Access

There are four ways to access the moor (see map). One road through the area could be used by car, others are forbidden to use and blocked with barriers. But those can be explored on foot.

Terrain and Habitat

Moors/heathland

Conditions

Flat , Open landscape

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Yes

Good birding season

Spring

Best time to visit

Spring

Route

Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot , Car

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

Links

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Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

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