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Klutenplas

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

Description

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.

Details

Access

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

Conditions

Flat, Open landscape, No shadow

Circular trail

No

Is a telescope useful?

Yes

Good birding season

Spring, Winter, Autumn

Best time to visit

Spring, Spring migration, Autumn migration, Winter, Autumn

Route

Paved road

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

Yes

Extra info

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

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

Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

Comments

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