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Gaasterwad

Friesland  >  Netherlands

From the dike in good light a beautiful overview of the shallows in lake IJsselmeer with many thousands of resting and foraging waders, ducks and geese.

Added by Marten Wesselius

Description

The Gaasterwad has shallow sandbanks, muddy transitions to shallow water in an open lake IJsselmeer. By looking from the higher dike in a westerly direction without backlighting, many species and large numbers of birds can be seen. Sleeping place of 10,000s Barnacle Goose, Greater White-fronted Goose and Greylag Goose. Resting and foraging during the day are Eurasian Curlew, European Golden-Plover and many species of ducks and swans.

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Nederlands: Vanaf de dijk bij goed licht prachtig overzicht over de ondiepten in het IJsselmeer met veeelal duizenden rustende en foeragerende steltlopers, eenden en ganzen. Ondiepe zandplaten, slikkige overgangen naar ondiep water in een open IJsselmeer. Door van de hogere dijk in westelijke richting te kijken zonder tegenlicht zijn er vele soorten en grote aantallen vogels te zien. Slaapplaats van tienduizenden Barnacle GooseGreater White-fronted Goose en Greylag Goose. Overdag rustend en foeragerend Eurasian Curlew, European Golden-Plover en vele soorten eenden en zwanen.

Details

Access

The main road is behind the dike. In the village of Gaast, go up the dike at a bench and enjoy the view and the birds.

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Nederlands:  De doorgaande weg ligt achter de dijk. In dorp Gaast bij bankje de dijk op en kijken maar. 

Terrain and Habitat

Mud flats, Reedbeds

Conditions

Flat, Swampy, High water possible

Circular trail

No

Is a telescope useful?

Yes

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Autumn migration, Autumn

Route

Paved road

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Car, Bicycle, Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

Birdingplaces Near

Workumerbinnenwaard, Workumerbuitenwaard.

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