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Tetjehorn

Groningen  >  Netherlands

Big wetland of 160 hectare on the north shore of the Schildmeer, built in 2001 and developed into a beautiful and unique area.

Description

This big wetland with vast reed swamps is very good for birding, It is a breeding area of among others European Marsh Harrier, Great Bittern, Bearded Tit and many other reed birds. In 2019 even a Black-winged Stilt. Tetjehorn is also the resting place for thousands of Common Starling. But also for many Great Egret and Hen Harrier. There is an observation tower from where you can oversee the area.  

Details

Access

Accessible from Graauwedijk between Overschild and Steendam. Enter the unpaved path on the south side (with the sign "Bicycle path") and you will arrive at the watchtower.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland, Lake, Reedbeds

Conditions

Flat, Swampy, Open landscape

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring

Route

Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

Yes

Birdingplaces Near

Other areas of nature reserve 't Roegwold (Dannemeer, Woudbloem, Westerpolder)

Hoeksmeer (north of the Eemskanaal)

Zuidlaardermeer

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Top 5 birds

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