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Polder den Hoek

Krimpenerwaard  >  Netherlands

The 72 hectare Polder den Hoek has long grassland lots, surrounded by ditches, offering the meadow birds the peace and space they need.

Added by Peter Hoogendijk

Description

Polder den Hoek is a beautiful meadow bird area in the area called Krimpenerwaard. All kinds of meadow birds can still be found here. It is one of the few areas where you can still hear the singing Eurasian Skylark among the meadow birds in the spring. In the winter months, this area is very popular with Greater White-fronted Goose, Tundra Swan (Bewick's Swan) and Eurasian Wigeon. Because in spring wet areas (called 'plasdras' in dutch) are deliberately created by pumping water on the meadows and also because the grass is only cut late in the season, it is teeming with meadow birds in the spring and summer. The area even sees a few Black-winged Stilt every year. Among the other birds you can see here are Black-tailed Godwit, Common Redshank, Greylag Goose, Barnacle Goose, Northern Shoveler, Gadwall and Tufted Duck.

Details

Access

The nature reserve can be visited from the Lekdijk, Tiendweg Oost, Wetering Oost and Parallelweg (Drive parallel along the n 210 between Lekkerkerk and Bergambacht). You can walk partly through the area via walking paths.

Terrain and Habitat

Grassland, Wetland

Conditions

Swampy

Circular trail

No

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring

Route

Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

Yes

Links

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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