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Duivelsberg

Gelderland  >  Netherlands

De Duivelsberg (Devils Mountain) is a hill on the moraine east of Nijmegen. The reserve consists of forests and small streams meandering through the valleys. 

Added by Twan Teunissen

Description

The nature reserve Duivelsberg and other hills lies on a moraine. The hills  are covered with forest with beech, oak and other trees. In between are small meadows and crop fields. In the valleys are mall brooks, in spring you can find along the brooks wood anemone and oxlip.

The hilly forests are the main atraction, as the forest is quit old many birds breed here. Black WoodpeckerLesser Spotted WoodpeckerMiddle Spotted WoodpeckerGreat Spotted Woodpecker and Eurasian Green Woodpecker all breed. In winter and early spring you can hear Tawny Owl. During an early morning walk in spring and early summer you can see FirecrestGoldcrest,Crested TitMarsh TitEurasian BullfinchHawfinchEuropean Honey-buzzardCommon BuzzardNorthern Goshawk, Eurasian SparrowhawkWood Warbler and European Pied Flycatcher. In the eastern part there is a breeding colony of Grey Heron. Eurasian Eagle Owl has been seen and heard in the area.

Details

Access

The best place to start your walk is at restaurant De Duivelsberg. Parking is possible next to the restaurant and at the end of your walk you can finish here with a pancake or a glass of cold beer on the terrace...

The area is only accesible on foot, some hills are steep and some hills have stairs to go up or down.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest

Conditions

Hilly, Slippery

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

No

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring

Route

Unpaved road, Wide path, Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Strenuous

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

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Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

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