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Saalbachniederung Bruchsal

Baden- Württemberg  >  Germany

Wide grassland landscape with scattered trees, including a flooded gravel pit and a lake with some good silt areas for waders during migration.

Added by Jannik Stipp

Description

During spring and summer, common species that can be found are Corn Bunting, Little Ringed Plover, Northern Lapwing, Little Grebe, Common Snipe, Whinchat, European Pied Flycatcher and Great Reed Warbler. Sometimes a Purple Heron can be seen. In fall, migration is quite good for waders (August to mid October). Common waders like Ruff, Dunlin, Wood Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Common Redshank, Common Greenshank, Spotted Redshank and Common Snipe in small numbers every year, but also often good for rare waders like Curlew Sandpiper, Grey Plover, Eurasian Curlew, Temminck's Stint, Little Stintand Black-tailed Godwit (often all of these waders every year present but only single individuals). Black-winged Stilt in 2018 and 2019 with single individuals present. Later in fall (September and October) high numbers of White Stork, some Black Stork and Common Crane. Good numbers of Water Pipit(up to 30 individuals), some Whinchat, European Stonechat, different species of ducks and single Osprey. In reed some Water Rail and sometimes Spotted Crake, but difficult to see. In winter single individuals of Great Grey Shrike and Hen Harrier.

Details

Access

Best way by car or train.

Terrain and Habitat

Grassland, Mud flats, Scattered trees and bushes, Lake

Conditions

Flat, No shadow, Open landscape

Circular trail

No

Is a telescope useful?

Yes

Good birding season

Spring, Autumn

Best time to visit

Autumn migration, Spring migration, Spring

Route

Unpaved road, Wide path

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

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