Wite en Swarte Brekken

Friesland  >  Netherlands

Meadow bird sanctuary formed by two islands. In winter, the grasslands are under water and that attract a lot of water birds.

Added by Marten Wesselius


Wite en Swarte Brekken is an open meadow bird area in the spring and in autumn and winter resting and foraging area for many species of ducks and geese. Including Eurasian WigeonCommon TealNorthern Pintail and Gadwall. Geese sleep in large groups: Greater White-fronted GooseBarnacle Gooseand Pink-footed Goose. There is almost always one or two Peregrine Falcon in the area.


Nederlands:  Wite en Swarte Brekken is een open weidevogelgebied in het voorjaar en in herfst en winter rust en foerageergebied voor vele soorten eenden en ganzen. o.a. Eurasian Wigeon, Common TealNorthern Pintail, Gadwall etc.  Ganzen slapen er in groete groepen: Greater White-fronted GooseBarnacle GoosePink-footed Goose. Vrijwel altijd zitten er een of twee Peregrine Falcon.



Agricultural road from Jutrijp and then a short piece of dead end road to the viewing point.


Nederlands: Landbouw weg vanaf Jutrijp en dan kort stukje doodlopende weg naar het kijkpunt. 

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland, Plain, Lake, Mud flats, Grassland, Reedbeds


Flat, Open landscape, Swampy, High water possible

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring, Winter


Paved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle, Car

Birdwatching hide / platform


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