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Handzame Broeken

West Vlaanderen  >  Belgium

An extensive agricultural area with some great wet and dry marshlands and willow tree lanes. 

Added by Henk Loobuyck

Description

The Handzame Broeken area consists of a extensive agricultural area, being mainly pastures, with scattered trees, bushes and willow tree lanes. The Kreekebeek river flows through the area and is a great spot for waterfowl, like Common TealEurasian Wigeon and Northern Shoveler. The surrounding pastures are good for flocks of Northern Lapwing. In winter, these pastures are part of the hunting grounds for Hen Harrier. In winter, area is also good for Whooper Swan.

The scattered (willow) trees are great for observing Little Owl and Stock Dove. The scattered bushes and fences are a great spot for breeding species, like European Stonechat and Whinchat

Details

Access

The area doesn't have walking tracks, but you can observe the area from the road. 

Terrain and Habitat

Grassland, Wetland, Agriculture, Scattered trees and bushes

Conditions

Flat, Open landscape

Circular trail

No

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Winter, Summer

Route

Paved road

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle, Car, Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

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Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

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