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Landschotse Heide

Noord-Brabant  >  Netherlands

Beautiful heathland area with moors. Observation tower and viewing point for bird watchers.

Description

The area consists of moist heather with a number of large fens: Keienhurk, Berkven, Wit Holland Ven, Scherpven, and Kromven. These fens are rich in waterfowl and waders such as Common Greenshank and Spotted Redshank. Also there can be found 24 species of dragonflies, including some rare species.

The Landschotse Heide is particularly interesting for bird watchers during the autumn migration. Hen Harrier, Whimbrel, Eurasian Nightjar and Black Stork are nice birds you can see if you are lucky.

Details

Access

Accessible by car from Middelbeers. From Middelbeers take the Westelbeerse dijk. Then turn left to Kromvensedijk, at the end of the parking lot on the left at the edge of the heath area.

Terrain and Habitat

Moors/heathland, Lake

Conditions

Flat, Open landscape, No shadow

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Yes

Good birding season

Winter, All year round, Autumn

Best time to visit

Autumn migration

Route

Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

Yes

Links

Birdingplaces Near

Landgoed De Utrecht in Lage Mierde, especially the fens: DeFlaes and the Goorven.

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

Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

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