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Fischbeker Heide

Hamburg  >  Germany

Dry heathlands that are especially worthwhile visiting in summer, when Eurasian Nightjar sing and the heath blossoms

Added by Mathieu Waldeck

Description

This heathland is home to several birds, herps and insects that are rare or can't be found anywhere else in Hamburg and its surroundings, most importantly Eurasian Nightjar, but also Eurasian Woodcock, Wood Lark and Long-eared Owl. Its also possible to find Adder, Sand Lizards and darters among the blossoming heath (best in August)

Details

Access

If you come by car, you can park at the car park "Fischbektal".

If you come by subway, you take the line "S3" and step off in "Hamburg-Neugraben". After this you can walk/bike the 2 km through the residential area or make a detour via the nature reserve "Moorgürtel" in the north.

Terrain and Habitat

Moors/heathland, Dunes, Scattered trees and bushes

Conditions

Hilly, Sandy, Open landscape

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

No

Good birding season

Summer

Best time to visit

Summer

Route

Unpaved road, Wide path, Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Strenuous

Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

Extra info

There are only few target species, almost all of them are found best in summer.

Birdingplaces Near

The Nature reserves "Moorgürtel" and "Finkenwerder Süderelbe" both lie north of the Fischbeker Heide and are best visited in spring and summer, when species such as River Warbler, Quail, Corncrake, White-tailed Eagle, waders and passerines can be found here

View birdingplaces in the area that are published on Birdingplaces.eu

Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

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