Province Groningen  >  Netherlands

A rather big, new wetland with an unshallow lake, reedbeds, mudflats and shrubs. Allready very rich in birds.

Added by Jan van 't Hoff


Dannemeer is new wetland with large ponds and islands. Ideal for birds such as Black Tern and Whiskered Tern, Eurasian Spoonbill, Black-winged StiltAvocetLittle Ringed Plover, Common Greenshank and Wood Sandpiper. But you can also see reed birds such as Savi's Warbler, Sedge Warbler and Bluethroat. Last year even a Glossy Ibis was seen! In all seasons there are many birds. In the breeding season a big colony of Black-headed Gull, in autumn Eurasian Spoonbill, ducks and waders, in winter geese.

Dannemeer is also a good place to see Black-necked Grebe.



From the village Schildwolde at the end of the Dannemeerweg is a small parking. Best way to explore the area is by walking or by bike.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland, Lake, Mud flats, Reedbeds


Open landscape, Swampy, Flat

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Autumn migration, Summer, Winter


Paved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform


Birdingplaces Near

Eastside of the Zuidlaardermeer-area with new developed wetland areas; Kropswolderbuitenpolder and the Westerbroekstermadepolder.

View birdingplaces in the area that are published on Birdingplaces.eu


Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here


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