De Schammer

Utrecht  >  Netherlands

Nice birding area that is easy accessible for people with walking difficulties or dependent on a wheelchair.


The Schammer is a nature reserve located between the Barneveldse Beek and the Valleikanaal. The area was redesigned in the winter of 2010-2011. It consists of wet barren grasslands and reed marsh. In addition to a nature reserve, it was also given a recreational function and could be used as a storage facility for large amounts of rainwater.

It is a very wide and open area. There are a number of ponds and ditches, you will also find a lot of reed and swamp forests. There are many bird species such as: Bluethroat, MallardGadwall, Garganey,Common Kingfisher, Northern LapwingGreat Egret en Common Pheasant.



You can park at hockey club MHC Leusden. The area is easy to explore on foot and by bicycle. Also wheelchair accessible. De circular route you see on the map is about 2,5 km.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland, Agriculture, Scattered trees and bushes, City/village


Flat, Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Spring, Summer

Best time to visit

Summer, Spring


Unpaved road, Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle, Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform


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


Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here


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