Bochtjesplaat - National Park Lauwersmeer

Friesland  >  Netherlands

Bochtjesplaat is a wet area in National Park Lauwersmeer where many geese and waders rest and forage.

Added by S Krap


Bochtjesplaat is located on the Frisian side of the Lauwersmeer between Ezumazijl and Oostmahorn. Bochtjesplaat is a nice open place for birdwatching. You have good views from the former sea dike. Among the birds you can see here are Brent Goose, Barnacle Goose, Whooper Swan, Common Shelduck, Northern Shoveler, Eurasian Wigeon, Northern Pintail, Cuckoo, Water Rail, Spotted Crake, Black-winged Stilt, Avocet, Eurasian Oystercatcher, Grey Plover, European Golden-Plover, Northern Lapwing, Common Ringed Plover, Little Ringed Plover, Whimbrel, Eurasian Curlew, Bar-tailed Godwit, Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, Curlew Sandpiper, Dunlin, Purple Sandpiper, Jack Snipe, Snipe, Red-necked Phalarope, Green Sandpiper, Common Redshank, Little Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Caspian Tern, Black Tern, Common Tern, Spoonbill, Great Egret, Little Egret, Marsh Harrier, Hen Harrier, White-tailed Eagle, Rough-legged Buzzard, Merlin, Peregrine Falcon, Skylark, Bearded Tit, Sedge Warbler, Bluethroat, Whinchat, Northern Wheatear andWestern Yellow Wagtail.


Nederlands: De Bochtjesplaat ligt aan de Friese kant van het Lauwersmeer tussen Ezumazijl en Oostmahorn. Het is een nat gebied in Nationaal Park Lauwersmeer waar veel ganzen en steltlopers rusten en foerageren. Bochtjesplaat is een mooie open plek om vogels te kijken. Vanaf de voormalige zeedijk heb je goed uitzicht.



The area can be explored by bicycle and on foot from the former sea dyke.


Nederlands: Het gebied kan per fiets en wandelend vanaf de voormalige zeedijk worden verkend.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland, Plain, Reedbeds


Flat, Swampy, Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring, Winter, Spring migration, Autumn migration


Paved road

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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