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Eijsderbeemden

Limburg  >  Netherlands

A nature reserve that is worth a visit with its large bodies of water (old gravel pits and backwaters of the Meuse) and its herds of Konik and Galloway.

Added by Gilles Pirard

Description

Eijsderbeemden near the village of Oost-Maarland is a nature development area of 75 hectare.  You can follow the spontaneous development of the landscape under the influence of the Meuse and of course the grazing of Konik horses and Galloway cattle. The Maas forms the border between Belgium and the Netherlands here. In winter, birds use the water bodies as resting places in great numbers. Groups are sometimes home to a rarity. Good area for ducks like SmewCommon GoldeneyeCommon Pochard and Northern Shoveler.

Details

Access

Easy access parking is available at the exit of the reserve (end of Kasteellaan). Click on the P in the map to get directions. The walking route that is shown on the map is about 5 km.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland, Scattered trees and bushes, Grassland, Reedbeds, 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

Wide path

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

Extra info

In summer it can get crowded here with tourists which can disturb quiet observation (barbecue, fishermen, ...). In winter, the site is much less popular because it can get very cold.

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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