One of the best areas for birdwatching in Biesbosch National Park. Always many waders, Eurasian Spoonbill and ducks to be seen, and this is also the best spot (by far) to see both White-tailed Eagle and Osprey in the entire area (and possibly the entire country of The Netherlands).
From Werkendam, just follow the Bandijk for 10 minutes or so (8,8 km) until you reach "the Wassende Maan" (See on the map), recognisable by the small hill (often grazed over by sheep). Park your car at the small carpark just 50 metres ahead of the little gate, on the right of the road (the gate is on the left). Cross the road, go through the gate and climb the small hill. When on top of the hill, go right and find a good place from where you can overlook the water.
Sidenote: don't forget to check the reedbeds on either side of the road near the carpark. In particulair the reeds on the North side of the road are known to hold Great Bittern
Terrain and HabitatWetland, Mud flats, Lake
ConditionsFlat, Swampy, Open landscape, High water possible
Is a telescope useful?Yes
Good birding seasonAll year round
Best time to visitWinter, Spring
Difficulty walking trailEasy
Accessible byFoot, Bicycle, Car
Birdwatching hide / platformNo
The entire Biesbosch National Park offers good birding all year round.