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Hoogwatergeul Wapenveld and Heerde

Gelderland  >  Netherlands

The former agricultural area between the villages of Heerde and Wapenveld is now in use as river overflow area. This wet area attracts many birds. 

Description

A river overflow area has been constructed between Heerde and Wapenveld. This overflow area gives the river IJssel more space. With high water, the inlet opens and the water flows in. The overflow area hetween Wapenveld and Heerde is nice for birding. It's an open meadow area with dikes and ditches. Among the birds you can see here are European StonechatEurasian CurlewNorthern ShovelerGarganeyCommon SnipeWestern Yellow WagtailHen Harrier (winter) and Short-eared Owl (spring).

Details

Access

You can explore the area by car, bicycle or on foot. The roads Schraatgravenweg/Breeweg in the village of Wapenveld are located in the centre of the area. These two roads are marked on the map.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland, Scattered trees and bushes, Grassland, River, Agriculture

Conditions

Flat, Swampy, High water possible, Open landscape, No shadow

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Autumn, Winter, Spring

Best time to visit

Spring

Route

Paved road, Wide path

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle, Car, Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

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Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

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