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Wiesen am Hirtenborn

Rheinland-Pfalz  >  Germany

An area of damp meadows and a nature reserve surrounded by mixed woodland and cultivation.

Added* by Anthony Bannister
Most recent update 3 February 2021

Description

Wiesen am Hirtenborn is a nature reserve with damp grassland surrounded by mixed woodlands. Easy walking and access. Parking available. Five species of woodpeckers (including Black Woodpecker, Middle Spotted Woodpecker and Lesser Spotted Woodpecker), raptors like Northern Goshawk, and the usual woodland birds. In summer as many as 5 Red-backed Shrike territories and dozens of Skylark. Greater Whitethroat and Crested Tit are also common. The area is protected because of the wildflowers. Mammals, including Wildcat, are frequently seen.

Details

Access

From Rheinboellen, take the road to Bacharach, then turn right at the turning for Manubach/Oberdiebach. The Nature Reserve is at the end of the woods on the right hand side after about 1 km. Click on the P in the map for directions to the parking. The indicated circular walk on the map is about 6 km long and starts from this parking.

Terrain and Habitat

Grassland , Forest , Plain , Scattered trees and bushes

Conditions

Flat , Open landscape

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

No

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring

Route

Wide path

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

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