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Willanzheim

Bavaria, Lower Franconia  >  Germany

Along the so called Dorfkulturweg you walk through a variegated landscape with agricultural land and forest. The edge of the latter is good for the Ortolan Bunting

Added* by Thomas Büttel
Most recent update 2 September 2020

Description

The most interesting part of the area is the already mentioned edge of the forest where usually Ortolan Bunting and Tree Pipit can be heard and seen. Other species of notice on the circuit walk are European Turtle Dove, Corn Bunting and Red-backed Shrike. Pay furthermore attention to the Montagu's Harrier which sometimes is searching for food on the fields closeby. The forest finally offers habitat for some common species like Middle Spotted Woodpecker or Hawfinch.

Navigating in the field shouldn't be too difficult as the mentioned circuit walk is signed as Dorfkulturweg. From time to time there are info panels next to the path. However, the map provided by openstreetmap is not complete in this area, many paths in the wood are missing (so a hiking map can be of use).

Details

Access

Leave the motorway A7 at the exit Kitzingen and follow afterwards the B8 in the direction of the latter. After 11 km you reach a roundabout at Mainbernheim. Turn here off towards Willanzheim and stay on the main road until it bends to the left. Pay attention to the Kapellenweg on your right hand side. At the end of the latter you find a suitable car park (next to the football field). Furthermore you can reach Willanzheim by bus (line 8107) from Kitzingen.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , Agriculture , Scattered trees and bushes

Conditions

Flat

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

No

Good birding season

Spring , Summer

Best time to visit

Summer , Spring

Route

Paved road , Wide path

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

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