De Bisonbaai is a lake surrounded by some trees and bushes. At very high tide of the river the Waal, the area is flooded, and it is connected to this river.
Around wintertime you can see many species of waterfowl. A number of geese can be seen every winter (Barnacle Goose, Greylag Goose, Greater White-fronted Goose). And most of the times you can see Common Goldeneye, Smew, Goosander, and sometimes Common Kingfisher. In spring and summer you can also see Black Tern.
You can park your car at hotel restaurant Oortjeshekken (and eat or drink something) or in the carpark next to it (cost 2 euro). You can also park your car along the road, but be careful where to park (some areas are not allowed and you can be fined (€ 95).
You can also use your bike to get there, it is only about twenty minutes from the city of Nijmegen.
The area is easily accessible by foot (see route). After heavy rain the route can be a bit slippery.
Terrain and HabitatLake, Scattered trees and bushes
ConditionsFlat, High water possible
Is a telescope useful?Can be useful
Good birding seasonSpring, Autumn, Winter
Best time to visitWinter, Spring, Autumn
Difficulty walking trailEasy
Birdwatching hide / platformNo
In summertime when the weather is very good, the Bisonbaai is a popular place to go swimming. It can then be very busy with people, and it can be difficult to find a place to park your car. This is not the best time to go birdwatching...
The Groenlanden and the Oude Waal. Both areas are describes on Birdingplaces.eu