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De Deelen

Fryslân  >  Netherlands

Wetlands due to peat harvesting. The mosaic of water, reed, swamp groves and grasslands is good for birding.

Added by Eric Schotsman

Description

A mosaic of water, reed, swamp groves and grasslands in the excavated peat. That is De Deelen, in the heart of the province of Friesland. In autumn and winter, thousands of ducks and geese, including Eurasian WigeonGreater White-fronted GooseNorthern Shoveler and Barnacle Goose come to De Deelen. Rare species such as Black TernPurple Heron and European Marsh Harrier also live in the area. If you listen carefully, you may be able to hear the Grasshopper Warbler singing in the spring. Other birds you can see here are Greylag Goose, Eurasian Spoonbill, Bluethroat, Eurasian Curlew, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Common Pochard, Great Crested Grebe, Common Buzzard, Canada Goose, Reed Bunting and Common Tern.

Details

Access

Small parking lot available. It is a walking area with some marked paths, Unfortunately also sometimes used by dog walkers. Has a small bird observatory. From the parking to the birdhide is about 1 km. 

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland, Scattered trees and bushes, Grassland, Reedbeds

Conditions

Flat, Swampy, Slippery

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring

Route

Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

Yes

Links

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

Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

Comments

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