Beuningse Uiterwaarden

Gelderland  >  Netherlands

The Beuningse Uiterwaarden is a long strechted floodplain just west of Nijmegen. A perfect place for a long walk along the river.

Added by Twan Teunissen


In the east the area starts with three lakes that are the result of sand mining in the '50 of last century. Nowadays these lakes are a magnet for birds. In winter SmewGoosanderCommon GoldeneyeGreat Crested GrebeCommon KingfisherEurasian Wigeon can be seen. And at night large groups of geese (mainly Greater White-fronted Goose) sleep here. In spring the area is frequently visit by different terns, Common Tern and Black Tern can be seen in big groups. And almost every year more rare terns are seen, often together with Little Gull.

A bit to the west are nice riveringe forest where Tawny OwlCommon NightingaleCommon Redstart and Hawfinch breed. In the small ponds Little Grebe can be seen.

Further west the river has nice sandy beaches where Little Ringed Plover and Eurasian Oystercatcher breed. Higher up are nice stretches of grazed grassland with flowers all summer long. European StonechatMeadow PipitGreater Whitethroat and Grasshopper Warbler are common. In 2018 two calling Corn Crake were heard in this area.



The area can be explored by bike on the dike. This is also possible when the area is flooded. But the best trip are long walks along the river. Parking is posible on different locations. 

Terrain and Habitat

Forest, Wetland, Scattered trees and bushes, Grassland, River, Lake


Flat, Swampy

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Winter, Spring, Autumn, Spring migration


Paved road, Unpaved road, Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform


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Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here


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