Weissenau

46.67332 , 7.82859

Switzerland

This nature reserve is based on the upper end of Lake Thune. It offers a great mix of different habitats. You'll get a chance to watch birds in reedbets, hedges, forests, parkstyle areas, along lake shore or on open water. Even moutain birds can be watched along the surrounding moutain ranges. During migrations it can always be good for unexpected bird spices. It's easily accessable by public transport, cycle or on foot.

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Coordinates were set by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) : 46.6733/7.8286 (2020-11-06 19:59:55 )

Site name was set by Mathias Ritschard (Admin) as "Weissenau" (2020-11-06 19:59:55 )

Edited by Michael Straubhaar on 2021-12-30 10:53:07
This nature reserve is based on the upper end of Lake Thune. It offers a great mix of diffrent different habitats. You'll get a chance to watch birds in reedbets, hedges, forest, forests, parkstyle areas, along lake shore or on open water. Even moutain birds can be watch along watched along the surrounding moutain ranges. During migrations it can always be good for unexpected bird spices. It's easy easily accessable by public transport, cycle or on foot.
Edited by Michael Straubhaar on 2021-12-27 02:31:35
This nature reserve is based on the upper end of Lake Thune. It offers a great mix of diffrent habitats. You'll get a chance to watch birds in reedbets, hedges, forest, parkstyle areas, along lake shore or on open water. Even moutain birds can be watch along the surrounding moutain ranges. During migrations it can always be good for unexpected bird spices. It's easy accessable by public transport, cycle or on foot.

List up to ca. 25 species that:
• have a limited distribution range and/or are rare on a global level
• are most sought-after by birdwatchers at this site
• and are relatively easy to see at this site (year-round or seasonally)

Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina)
Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)
Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula)
Eared Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis)
Water Rail (Rallus aquaticus)
Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)
Eurasian Green Woodpecker (Picus viridis)
Eurasian Hobby (Falco subbuteo)
Marsh Warbler (Acrocephalus palustris)
Common Grasshopper-Warbler (Locustella naevia)

Marsh Warbler (Acrocephalus palustris) was added by Marco Zahnd (2022-01-09 19:30:53)

Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) was added by Michael Straubhaar (2021-12-27 02:48:53)

Eurasian Green Woodpecker (Picus viridis) was added by Michael Straubhaar (2021-12-27 02:47:48)

Common Grasshopper-Warbler (Locustella naevia) was added by Michael Straubhaar (2021-12-27 02:47:27)

Eurasian Hobby (Falco subbuteo) was added by Michael Straubhaar (2021-12-27 02:47:05)

Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula) was added by Michael Straubhaar (2021-12-27 02:46:51)

Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) was added by Michael Straubhaar (2021-12-27 02:46:38)

Water Rail (Rallus aquaticus) was added by Michael Straubhaar (2021-12-27 02:46:26)

Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina) was added by Michael Straubhaar (2021-12-27 02:45:01)

Eared Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis) was added by Michael Straubhaar (2021-12-27 02:44:39)

The Weissenau offers year-round a fantstic chance to see many different birds. During spring spending a few hours within the reserve will give you a good view of a big variety of birds and other animals. Best time for going out ist early in the morning or late in the afternoon. 
During winter you will find some interesting winter visitors on the lake.

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Edited by Michael Straubhaar on 2021-12-31 11:09
The Weissenau offers yearround year-round a fantstic chance to see many diffrent different birds. During spring spending a few hours within the reserve will give you a good view of a big variety of birds and other animals. Best time for going out ist early in the morning or late in the afternoon.  During winter you will find some interesting winter visitors on the lake.
Edited by Michael Straubhaar on 2021-12-27 02:52
The Weissenau offers yearround a fantstic chance to see many diffrent birds. During spring spending a few hours within the reserve will give you a good view of a big variety of birds and other animals. Best time for going out ist early in the morning or late in the afternoon.  During winter you will find some interesting winter visitors on the lake.

Public transport: The next bus stop is Unterseen, Neuhaus (Bus 21). From there walk towards the lake and follow the path through the nature reserve. The next railway station ist Interlaken West. From there follow the river Aare to the river mouth. There are sings which show you the way to the Weissenau.

By Car: Park your car either at the Neuhaus or at on the carpark at the end of the Weissenaustrasse.

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Edited by Michael Straubhaar on 2021-12-31 11:11
Public transport: The next bus stop ist Unterseen, is Unterseen, Neuhaus (Bus 21). From there walk towards the lake and follow the path through the nature reserve. The next railway station ist Interlaken West. From the there follow the river Aare to the river mouth. There are sings which show you the way to the Weissenau. by By Car: Park your car either by at the Neuhaus or at on the carpark at the end of the Weissenaustrasse.
Edited by Michael Straubhaar on 2021-12-27 02:37
Public transport: The next bus stop ist Unterseen, Neuhaus (Bus 21). From there walk towards the lake and follow the path through the nature reserve. The next railway station ist Interlaken West. From the follow the river Aare to the river mouth. There are sings which show you the way to the Weissenau. by Car: Park your car either by the Neuhaus or on the carpark at the end of Weissenaustrasse.

You don't need a permit to enter the reserve. There is a walking track leading through the whole area, which offers fantastic oppurtunities for watching birds. On weekends this path can be quiet crowded.

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Edited by Michael Straubhaar on 2021-12-31 11:11
You don't need a permit to enter the reserve. There ist a is a walking track leading through the whole area, which offers fantastic oppurtunities for watching birds.birds. On weekends this path can be quiet crowded.
Edited by Michael Straubhaar on 2021-12-27 02:42
You don't need a permit to enter the reserve. There ist a walking track leading through the whole area, which offers fantastic oppurtunities for watching birds.

The reserve ist famous for flowers and dragonflies.

On weekends many people are walking on the path through the reserve.

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Edited by Marco Zahnd on 2022-01-09 19:30
The reserve ist famous for flowers and dragonflies. On weekends many people ar are walking on the path through the reserve.
Edited by Michael Straubhaar on 2021-12-31 11:12
The reserve ist famouse for famous for flowers and dragonflies.dragonflies. On weekends many people ar walking on the path through the reserve.
Edited by Michael Straubhaar on 2021-12-27 02:41
The reserve ist famouse for flowers and dragonflies.

There are restaurants and toilets at Neuhaus.

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Edited by Michael Straubhaar on 2021-12-31 11:13
There are restaurants and toiletts toilets at Neuhaus.
Edited by Michael Straubhaar on 2021-12-27 02:43
There are restaurants and toiletts at Neuhaus.

During summer and on days with excellent weather it can be a bit crowded.

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Edited by Michael Straubhaar on 2021-12-27 02:45
During summer and on days with excellent weather it can be a bit crowded.
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