Holiday cottage Madine Lake

Heudicourt-sous-les-Côtes – Meuse – Lorraine

Birds

WHERE TO WATCH BIRDS ?

    • Observe on site NATURA 2000 about the Madine Lake more than 250 species of birds.
    • Admire the wildlife and the flora of the National Reserve of Hunting and wildlife of  the Lake which extends on 1800 ha.
    • The Nature Reserve of Madine is equipped for birds watching.

The National no-hunting and wildlife Reserve covers 1800 ha. It is of primary importance for migrant aquatic birds. Its natural richness make a migratory stopover and wintering site for nearly 250 species of birds. Indeed, in winter this area can hold more than 10,000 waterbirds.

It is also a very good site for wintering waterfowl such as Common Goldeneye, the Red-breasetd Merganser or Smew. It is during migration that bird diversity is at its hight. A nature-trail with signboards translated into English will help you to learn more. This trail leads to a hide that offers stunning views over the lake and the reedbed.

TO BE SEEN IN THE AREA :

Great Egret • Eurasian Bittern • Greylag Goose• Gadwall •Osprey • Marsh Harrier • Hen Harrier • Little Gull • Black Tern •

Great Reed Warbler • Red-backed Shrike • White-tailed Eagle •Purple Heron • Collared Flycatcher • Little Crake •

White-fronted Goose