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Jonkmanshof in the Ooijpolder

Gelderland  >  Netherlands

Jonksmanshof is a wetland that originated from a former clay pit. When the water is low there are often nice birds to see and always surprises possible.

Description

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.

Details

Access

The area itself is only accessable bij foot. For the best place to park see the map.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland, Lake, Scattered trees and bushes, Grassland, Reedbeds, Agriculture

Conditions

Flat

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

No

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Autumn migration

Route

Unpaved road, Wide path, Paved road

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

Birdingplaces Near

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.

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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