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Retentiegebied Kristalbad

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The Kristalbad water purification area has 9 large water reservoirs that are good for birding. You can walk the area and overlook it from 2 observation towers.

Added by Jos van den Berg

Description

The Kristalbad consists of 9 large water reservoirs that are part of a water treatment plant. A wide range of waterfowl can be found here. Little Grebe in particular are very common here. The crystal clear water has a wealth of underwater fauna from which various divers benefit. The reservoirs are bordered by reed collars and reed fields, which also brings bird species with them, such as Spotted CrakeWater RailGreat Reed Warbler, and Great Bittern, to name just a few species. Some wooded patches are present on the outer edges, which hold Eurasian Green Woodpecker and Great Spotted WoodpeckerCommon Kingfisher and Grey Wagtail can also be found here. The area can be nicely overlooked from the 2 observation towers.

Details

Access

Parking spaces are available. The area is only accessible on foot or by bicycle on the designated paths.

Terrain and Habitat

Lake, Mud flats, Scattered trees and bushes, Reedbeds

Conditions

Flat, Swampy

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

No

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring

Route

Wide path, Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform

Yes

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Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

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