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Flauwers en Wevers Inlagen

Schouwen-Duiveland (Zeeland)  >  Netherlands

An important breeding and foraging area for swamp, meadow and coastal birds.

Added by Antoinne Sterk

Description

De Flauwers and Wevers Inlagen and the adjecent Prunjepolder, are part of the so called 'Bird Boulevard' of the province of Zeeland. Thousands, sometimes tens of thousands of waders, seagulls, geese and ducks close together in a beautiful brackish, swamp. 

In the spring you will find hundreds of nesting birds on the islands in the inlays, including the Common Tern,  Black-headed Gull and Sandwich Tern. This area has traditionally been one of the best breeding grounds for Common Redshank and Avocet in the Netherlands. At high tide birds such as the  Grey Plover,  Eurasian CurlewBar-tailed GodwitDunlin and Red Knot rest and feed in the inlays. 

Details

Access

A good starting point is the parking space at Flauwers haven. You can park here to explore the area on foot or by bicycle. However, the area is also accessible by car as shown on the route map. It is not possible to enter the area itself. However, the area can be clearly seen from various points along the road with binoculars or a telescope. In July, August and September there are excursions in the area and in the winter months a guide can guide you around the area.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland, Lake

Conditions

Flat

Circular trail

No

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring, Spring migration, Autumn migration, Winter

Route

Paved road

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Wheelchair, Car, Bicycle, Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

Yes

Extra info

The Flauwers and Wevers Inlagen are part of Plan Tureluur (Plan Common Redshank),  33 projects with a total of 4400 hectares of new nature. The largest area is along the south coast of Schouwen, (around 1000 hectares) between Zierikzee and Serooskerke.

Links

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

Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

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