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De Lepelaarplassen

Flevoland  >  Netherlands

This area of Nieuw Land National Park is one of the most beautiful places in Flevoland.

Added by Antoinne Sterk

Description

The Lepelaarsplassen consist of ponds, reed fields and wet grasslands. A paradise for water and marsh birds. The nature reserve (created when southern Flevoland fell dry) was designated as a nature reserve in 1971. Besides the Eurasian Spoonbill, over three hundred other species of birds can be spotted here. 

Details

Access

The visitor center "De Trekvogel" is a good starting point for a bike ride or walk. Along the cycle path around the Lepelaarplassen are several observation huts from which you have a beautiful view of this bird-rich pasture area, the Great Cormorant colony, the "Grote Plas" and the surrounding willow forest. The route that is shown on the map is about 10 km.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest, Wetland, Reedbeds, Grassland, Lake

Conditions

Flat

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring

Route

Unpaved road, Paved road

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Bicycle, Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

Yes

Extra info

The observation huts "De Lepelaar", "De Kiekendief" and "Overloper" along the circular cycle path are freely accessible. There are regular excursions through the area.

Links

Birdingplaces Near

Oostvaardersplassen (East-side), Naardermeer, Eemland.

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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