The water of the Lower Rhine has free rein in the Blauwe Kamer nature reserve. As a result, nature is constantly in motion. The dynamics of the river create height differences and attract special plants and animals. Flowery vegetations give color to the landscape. In several places willow forest grows and marshes are created. One of the willow forests is home to a large colony of Eurasian Spoonbill, one of the more than 70 species of breeding birds in the area. From the large bird hide you have a view of the nests of Great Cormorant, Eurasian Spoonbill and Grey Heron that fly back and forth during the breeding season. Osprey is also regularly foraging above the pools (in spring and autumn).
Other birds you can see in the area are Northern Shoveler, Common Cuckoo, Common Swift, Water Rail, Northern Lapwing, Great Egret, Eurasian Sparrowhawk, Northern Goshawk, Common Kingfisher, Eurasian Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Marsh Tit, Fieldfare and Redwing.
You can park your car at Restaurant De Blauwe Kamer near the ferry across the Rhine. From there you can explore the area on foot.
Terrain and HabitatGrassland, River, Lake
Is a telescope useful?Can be useful
Good birding seasonAll year round
Best time to visitSpring, Autumn migration
RoutePaved road, Unpaved road, Narrow trail
Difficulty walking trailAverage walk
Birdwatching hide / platformYes
Amerongse Bovenpolder, Kwintelooyen (trekvogelpost)