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Marais d'Harchies

Hainaut  >  Belgium

Les marais d'Harchies is a birdrich natural area with ponds, swamps and open meadows. More than 260 bird species have been seen here.

Description

The reserve is about 550 hectares and consists of a patchwork of ponds, swamps and open meadows which offer ideal conditions and quietness for breeding birds. At the observatories, you may see: Great Egret, Tundra Swan (Bewick's Swan), Bluethroat, Black-crowned Night-Heron and Osprey

Details

Access

1. Coming from Namur, Charleroi, Mons, take the 26th exit on the E42 highway "Dour, Pommeroeul". Follow signs Harchies, then CRIE d'HArchies boards. 

2. Coming from Tournai, Courtrai take the 27th exit on the E42 highway. 

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland

Conditions

Flat

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring migration, Winter, Spring, Autumn, Autumn migration

Route

Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform

Yes

Extra info

The trail marked on the map is about 7 km and leads you to all the best places.

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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