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Froschgrundsee

Bavaria, Upper Franconia, Coburg County, Rödental - Schönstädt  >  Germany

Detention basin with sometimes a nice range of migrating and hibernating waterfowl.

Description

Detention base with an artificial wetland biotope at its east side. A little hotspot for migrating and hibernating waterfowl like Black Stork, Common Goldeneye, Osprey and Little Grebe. In former times with top species like Whooper SwanTundra Swan (Bewick's Swan)Long-tailed DuckBlack-throated Diver (Arctic Loon). But can be still good for suprises! Good chances for Common Kingfisher and White-throated Dipper alongside the river Itz north of the lake.

Details

Access

Best arrival by car with parking lot directly on top of the basin dam.

Bus Line 720 towards Grümpen from Coburg Mainstation via Rödental. Leave at "Froschgrundsee":

https://www.roedental.de/images/stories/dokumente/kaemmerei/Grmpen_Linie_2019.pdf

There`s a way for walking and cycling all around the Froschgrundsee, mostly paved, unpaved at the west side of the lake. The circular walk is about 2,5 km.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest, Wetland, Lake, River

Conditions

Hilly

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Yes

Good birding season

Autumn, Winter

Best time to visit

Winter, Spring migration, Autumn migration

Route

Paved road, Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle, Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

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