Jonkmanshof consists of three lakes separated by small dikes. You can not completely walk around the lakes but there is a nice walk of 2,5 km to make that also crosses some agricultural lands and we have drawn it on the map. The kind of birds you see here is very dependent on the waterlevel. Especially when the water is low during migration time you can see nice birds here like Eurasian Spoonbill, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Little Egret and Common Greenshank. Regular guests in the area are Common Kingfisher, Common Pochard, Great Egret, Bluethroat and Northern Shoveler.
The area itself is only accessable bij foot. For the best place to park see the map.
Terrain and HabitatWetland, Lake, Scattered trees and bushes, Grassland, Reedbeds, Agriculture
Is a telescope useful?No
Good birding seasonAll year round
Best time to visitAutumn migration
RouteUnpaved road, Wide path, Paved road
Difficulty walking trailEasy
Birdwatching hide / platformNo
The Ooijpolder borders the city of Nijmegen and has more rich birdingplaces: You can combine Jonkmanshof with the Oude Waal, De Groenlanden, De Bizonbaai, or the beautiful Millingerwaard. All these areas are also described on this website.