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De Brand (south side)

Noord-Brabant  >  Netherlands

Varied wet forest area, part of National Park Loonse and Drunense dunes, with many species of woodpeckers.

Added by Chris Verwey

Description

De Brand ('The Fire') is a small-scale landscape with old forest and small meadows. Originally there was peat here, which was completely dug up around 1300 to burn. After that period De Brand was planted with oak forest and meadows were laid in the 20th century. The area is now an alternation of flowery meadows and moist forests. Many birds you can see here and very good for woodpeckers: Black Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Middle Spotted Woodpecker, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, also Eurasian Bullfinch and other forest species.

Details

Access

Parking along the road (see the P on the map).

Terrain and Habitat

Forest, Grassland, Wetland

Conditions

Flat, Slippery, Swampy

Circular trail

No

Is a telescope useful?

No

Good birding season

All year round, Winter

Best time to visit

Winter

Route

Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

Birdingplaces Near

National Park Loonse en Drunense duinen

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Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

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