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.
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 HabitatMoors/heathland, Lake
ConditionsFlat, Open landscape, No shadow
Is a telescope useful?Yes
Good birding seasonWinter, All year round, Autumn
Best time to visitAutumn migration
Difficulty walking trailAverage walk
Birdwatching hide / platformYes
Landgoed De Utrecht in Lage Mierde, especially the fens: DeFlaes and the Goorven.