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Windknollen

Thüringen  >  Germany

The area of Windknollen offers a habitat which is similar to the North American prairie. Larks, buntings and birds of prey can be easily observed. 

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Description

The area of Windknollen - close to the city of Jena - is a small mountain with a mosaic landscape containing mostly semi-dry short grass vegetation, temporarily water-filled depressions, bushes, mixed deciduous forest and isles of pine trees. Once a military training area it is now a little nature reserve (185 ha). Typical birds here are Eurasian Skylark, Wood Lark, Corn Bunting, Red-backed Shrike and European Stonechat. You can also easily find Yellowhammer, Grey-headed Woodpecker , Coal TitEurasian Kestrel Common Buzzard and Red Kite

Details

Access

You can access Windknollen only on foot from different directions, for example from the village of Closewitz or through Steingrund. 

Terrain and Habitat

Plain, Steppe, Forest, Scattered trees and bushes, Plateau

Conditions

Open landscape, Hilly, Dry

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Route

Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Strenuous

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

Links

View birdingplaces in the area that are published on Birdingplaces.eu

Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

Comments

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