Vorsperre Twistetalsperre is a protected nature reserve that serves as a sediment trap for the neighboring main dam. Characteristic bird species of the area are Common Teal, Northern Shoveler, Tufted Duck and Eurasian Coot. Little Ringed Plover, Great Egret and Grey Heron, as well as Black Stork, are also regularly encountered. During migration, many species of waders also rest in the area. The waders benefit from the weir at the main dam, as this enables the water level to be regulated (resting opportunities by drying out the bank areas). In the reedbeds you can find birds like Water Rail and Reed Warbler.
A parking lot is located below the Vorsperre at the main dam directly on the main road towards Landau. From there, through the underpass of the main road, you get to an observation hide, from which you can see the area well. A hiking trail leads along the north-west bank, but does not offer a good insight into the nature reserve.
Terrain and HabitatWetland, Grassland, Valley, River, Lake, Agriculture
Is a telescope useful?Can be useful
Good birding seasonAll year round
Best time to visitSpring migration, Autumn migration
Difficulty walking trailEasy
Accessible byFoot, Bicycle, Wheelchair
Birdwatching hide / platformYes