The "Vogelinsel" (Bird Island) is located near Treuchtlingen, a beautiful area in Bavaria in southern Germany where birdwatchers can certainly enjoy themselves. Birds we encountered in 3 visits on and around the island : Red Kite, Black Kite, White-throated Dipper, Penduline Tit, Common Nightingale, Little Grebe,Great Crested Grebe,Black-necked Grebe, Cuckoo, Eurasian Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Black Woodpecker, Middle Spotted Woodpecker, Wryneck, Mute Swan, Mallard, Black Tern, Great Crested Grebe, Great Cormorant, Grey Heron, Great Egret, White Stork, Greylag Goose, Eurasian Wigeon, Gadwall, Red-crested Pochard, Common Teal, Garganey, Northern Shoveler,Tufted Duck, Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Northern Goshawk, European Honey-buzzard, Skylark, Barn Swallow, House Martin, Grey Wagtail, White Wagtail, Tree Pipit, Red-backed Shrike, Wren, Dunnock, Sedge Warbler, Reed Bunting, Reed Warbler, Great Reed Warbler, Garden Warbler, Blackcap, Greater Whitethroat, Common Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Wood Warbler, Pied Flycatcher, Common Redstart, Black Redstart, European Robin, Mistle Thrush, Fieldfare, Song Thrush, Blackbird, Crested Tit, Eurasian Blue Tit, Great Tit, Eurasian Nuthatch, Osprey, Eurasian Kestrel, Grey Partridge, Common Pheasant, Corn Crake, Common Quail, Eurasian Moorhen, Eurasian Coot, Herring Gull, Black-headed Gull, Common Tern, Stock Dove, Common Wood Pigeon, Common Swift,Eagle Owl.
The area is easily accessible by car. There are several parking facilities around the lake. You can explore the area on foot. But with a bicycle is also possible.
Terrain and HabitatForest, Lake, Mud flats, Reedbeds, Scattered trees and bushes, Grassland, Agriculture
ConditionsFlat, Open landscape
Is a telescope useful?Yes
Good birding seasonSpring, Autumn, Summer
Best time to visitSummer
RoutePaved road, Unpaved road, Narrow trail
Difficulty walking trailAverage walk
Accessible byFoot, Bicycle, Car, Wheelchair
Birdwatching hide / platformYes
There are also opportunities for visitors in a wheelchair to visit parts of the area.