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Engbertsdijkvenen

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De Engbertsdijkvenen is a fairly large area that consists of peat, heathland and fens.

Added by Remko Harbers

Description

Engbertsdijksvenen is still a remnant of a former large raised bog area. The area still has a piece of bogland that has remained. Active peat is still growing there. In addition to peat bogs, the area consists of wet heathland with a few small birch forests at the edge.

In wintertime you can see Tundra Bean-GooseGreat Grey ShrikeHen Harrier, and sometimes Common Crane. In spring and summer it is possible to see Red-backed ShrikeGolden OrioleCommon CuckooCommon SnipeWater Rail

In this area you can also see common European vipers, smooth snake, and tree frogs.

Details

Access

You can park your car on both sides of the area (see map). The Engbertsdijksvenen can best be explored on foot. 

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland, Moors/heathland

Conditions

Flat, Swampy

Circular trail

No

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring, Autumn, Winter

Route

Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform

Yes

Extra info

There are two birdwatching hides : Vogelkijkhut de Pluus and vogelkijkscherm 't Krik-eantie (see map for locations).

At this moment reconstruction work is going on in the area which should be finished around March 2020.

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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