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Polder Zeevang

Noord-Holland  >  Netherlands

A large open landscape with many pastures, ditches and scattered trees and bushes. In winter, it's thé place for thousands of Eurasian Wigeon.

Description

Polder Zeevang is a former marshland area and the soil contains mostly peat and clay. Therefore, the area is very wet and the water level is often high, which results in wet pastures and damp meadows. A beautiful landscape for many species of waterbird.

In summer, common species of wader that can be found on these pastures are Black-tailed GodwitCommon Redshank and Northern Lapwing. The small puddles attract many more waders and other species. The area is also used as breeding habitat by Eurasian SkylarkMeadow Pipit and Western Yellow Wagtail

In winter, the area attracts large numbers of geese and ducks. Massive flocks of Greater White-fronted GooseGreylag Goose and Barnacle Goose can be found. The ditches are used by many species of duck, like Northern ShovelerTufted Duck, but mainly by thousands and thousands of Eurasian Wigeon. During the day, they tend to stay in the ditches or forage just on the pastures adjacent to these ditches. At night, they tend to go further into the area. Another great species for the area is European Golden-Plover and flocks can be seen resting in the open pastures during the day.

Details

Access

You can access the area by car, bicycle or you can just walk. The best way to observe the birds, is by car. They tend to stay put when people stay in their cars and just pull over every now and then.

Terrain and Habitat

Grassland, Wetland

Conditions

Flat

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Winter, Spring migration, Autumn migration

Route

Paved road

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle, Car, Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

Birdingplaces Near

Other places for birding are De Nek near de village of Schellinkhout, Het Landje can Naber near the village of Hoorn and De Ven near the village of Enkhuizen. 

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

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Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

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