Jonkmanshof in the Ooijpolder

Gelderland  >  Netherlands

Jonksmanshof is a wetland that originated from a former clay pit. When the water is low there are often nice birds to see and always surprises possible.


Jonkmanshof consists of three lakes separated by small dikes. You can not completely walk around the lakes but there is a nice walk of 2,5 km to make that also crosses some agricultural lands and we have drawn it on the map. The kind of birds you see here is very dependent on the waterlevel. Especially when the water is low during migration time you can see nice birds here like  Eurasian Spoonbill, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Little Egret and Common Greenshank. Regular guests in the area are Common Kingfisher, Common Pochard, Great Egret, Bluethroat and Northern Shoveler.



The area itself is only accessable bij foot. For the best place to park see the map.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland, Lake, Scattered trees and bushes, Grassland, Reedbeds, Agriculture



Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Autumn migration


Unpaved road, Wide path, Paved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform


Birdingplaces Near

The Ooijpolder borders the city of Nijmegen and has more rich birdingplaces: You can combine Jonkmanshof with the Oude Waal, De Groenlanden, De Bizonbaai, or the beautiful Millingerwaard. All these areas are also described on this website.

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


Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here


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