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Beekbergerwoud

Gelderland  >  Netherlands

The Beekberger Forest is a former wet forest. It was quarried in 1871 and is considered the last Dutch primeval forest.

Added by J. Vreekamp

Description

The Beekberger Forest is known because it once housed the last primeval forest in the Netherlands. It was a fairytale wilderness with black alders, ash, oak and beech. The forest was more than 8000 years old and unfortunately it was felled in 1871 and cultivated for agriculture. Fortunately, nature restored since 2006. And the result so far is impressive. It is a varied area again where rare plants grow and it is nice to walk. Among the breeding bird of the Beekberger Forest are Little Grebe, Bluethroat, Water Rail, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Tree Pipit, Icterine Warbler and Eurasian Bullfinch.

Details

Access

Park your car opposite Woudweg 16 (See the P on the map). It is best to explore the area on foot. The route you see on the map is 2.5 km.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland, Forest

Conditions

Flat

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Spring, Summer

Best time to visit

Autumn migration, Spring migration

Route

Paved road

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

Yes

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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