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Hilversum-Bovenmeent

Noord-Holland  >  Netherlands

Forest, ponds and marshes on the west side of the Naardermeer with easy access en good birding.

Added by Mark Eising

Description

On the west side of the Naardermeer there is a well-known bird hotspot, the polder Hilversumse Bovenmeent. Bird lovers come from far and wide to these shallow ponds to spot egrets, Eurasian Spoonbill and other rare bird species from the polder roads and the viewing screen. In spring but also during both migration periods this area has proven to be an exceptional place. Sometimes Glossy Ibis and Osprey in autumn.

Details

Access

Best way to get here is by bike from the south-east side. No cars are allowed here. After a visit to this spot you can choose to make a bike tour around the big lake ("Naardermeer") which takes you around 2-3 hours. You can also walk from trainstation Naarden-Bussum (4,5 km)

Terrain and Habitat

Forest, Wetland, Lake, Grassland, Scattered trees and bushes

Conditions

Flat

Circular trail

No

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Spring, Autumn

Best time to visit

Spring, Autumn migration

Route

Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle, Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform

Yes

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Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

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