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Étang de Beaumont

Centre val de Loire  >  France

Close to the notorious Chambord royal castle, in the heart of the mosaic landscapes of Solone, the pond of Beaumont is a nice and quiet birding area. 

Added by Louise Prévot

Description

L'étang de Beaumont is one of the largest ponds of Sologne. There you will most likely spot many species of ducks, waders and limicoles with a lot of wintering species. The area is also a great spot to look for insects such as dragonflies and amphibians or even the rare Southern water vole (Arvicola sapidus).  

There is an observatory, open all year round, that gives you a beautiful view on the open water, reed beds and islets. The observatory is a very nice spot to take pictures of birds and enjoy a quiet few hours of observation. 

Details

Access

Located on the road between Blois and Lamotte-Beuvron, the pond is found close to the village of Neung-sur-Beuvron. The place is easily accessible, even for people in a wheelchair. 

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland, Forest, Grassland, Reedbeds

Conditions

Flat, High water possible

Circular trail

No

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Winter, Spring

Route

Paved road

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot, Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform

Yes

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Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

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