Lake Būšnieki

Baltic Sea coast  >  Latvia

Birding around Lake Būšnieki. A nature trail runs around the entire lake. It's a protected area with many birds to be seen.

Added* by John Morecroft
Most recent update 12 February 2020


Lake Būšnieki is a nature reserve that was established in 2004 to protect various biotopes of European significance. It is 49 hectares wide and is included in the European Protected Areas Natura 2000 network. There is a 9 km long nature trail that stretches around the entire lake. But if you don't want to make al long hike you can best focus on the western part of the lake. This part is most interesting for birders. This is the marshy area of the lake, where a wooden boardwalk is constructed with a viewing platform for birders with benches and an information board with pictures of birds that can be seen at Lake Būšnieki. Many waterbirds and marsh birds can be seen here. From Great Bittern to Little Grebe, and from White-tailed Eagle to Bearded Tit.



Terrain and Habitat

Forest , Scattered trees and bushes , Wetland , Lake , Reedbeds


Flat , Wet

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Spring , Summer , Autumn

Best time to visit



Paved road , Unpaved road , Wide path , Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform


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