Wadden Sea coast Groningen  >  Netherlands

A quiet pond and bird-rich area near the Wadden Sea. A good place for observing breeding Avocet, Little Ringed Plover and Eurasian Oystercatcher.

Added by Koenraad Bijl


The Klutenplas (which means 'the pond of the Avocet') is a protected flooded piece of land that attracts many birds. From a viewpoint you have a surprisingly beautiful view. Many species of birds can be seen from here.

The breeding birds are protected against foxes with electric fence. Breeding birds that can be seen here: Little Ringed Plover, Avocet, Eurasian Oystercatcher and Northern Lapwing

Other birds that can often be seen here: Eurasian Spoonbill, Common Sandpiper, Ruff, Common Redshank. With a little luck you can spot Montagu's Harrier or Little Egret.



Drive north from Westernieland; a narrow road that ends at the dike. Here you park the car (See the P on the map). It's a 30 minute walk from here.

Terrain and Habitat

Grassland, Plateau, Agriculture, Wetland


Flat, Open landscape, No shadow

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

Spring, Winter, Autumn

Best time to visit

Spring, Spring migration, Autumn migration, Winter, Autumn


Paved road

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

Take a look on the other side of the dike. Many birds can often be seen here.

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Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here


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