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Nuoler Ried

47.20178 , 8.87108

Switzerland

The Nuoler Ried is a reedland just at the shore of the upper Lake Zurich. It is quite an attractive place to go birding, especially during migration time in March-May / August-October. Many rarities could be found on the fields in the past couple of years and after heavy rain there may be impressive fallouts of migrants.

Some possible species in winter: Shelduck, Northern Pintail, Gadwall, Eurasian Teal, Northern Shoveler, Hen Harrier, European Curlew, Black-necked Grebe. If you are lucky you may find a Greater Scaup between hundreds of Tufted Ducks in the harbour.

Some possible species in spring: Garganey, Lapwing (breeding), Ruff, Eurasian Golden-Plover in March, Turtle Dove, many Swallows, Yellow Wagtail (flava, thunbergi, sometimes cinereocapilla and rarely feldegg), Red-throated Pipit, Great Reed-Warbler, Skylark, Greater Short-toed Lark, Corn Bunting, Ortolan Bunting

Some possible species in summer: Marsh Warbler, Black Kite, Common Tern, Barn Swallow, Common Swift, Reed Bunting,

Some possible species in autumn: many Ducks, Greenshank, Grey Plover, Common Snipe, Meadow Pipit, Sedge Warbler, Bluethroat, Whitethroat, Whinchat, many Finches

The whole year over: Greylag Goose, Mute Swan, European Curlew, Common Starlings, Great Crested Grebe, flocks of Black-headed Gulls, often with one or two Mediterrean Gulls in it

Rarities in the past couple of years include: Long-tailed Duck, Pallid Harrier, Great Snipe, Kentish Plover, Pacific Golden-Plover, Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper, Stone Curlew, Gull-billed Tern, Yellow Wagtail dombrowskii, Calandra Lark, Lapland Bunting

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Coordinates were set by Admin: : 47.2018/8.8711 (2019-02-08 00:00:00)

Site name was set by Admin: as "Nuoler Ried" (2019-02-08 00:00:00)

Edited by Harry Kälin on 2020-10-22 07:49:13
The Nuoler Ried is a reedland just at the shore of the upper Lake Zurich. It is quite an attractive place to go birding, especially during migration time in March-May / August-October. Many rarities could be found on the fields in the past couple of years and after heavy rain there may be impressive fallouts of migrants. The whole site can be checked in a few hours. From the airfield, there is a footpath around the whole reed that enables to check most of the fields. The place may be a bit overrun by walkers on sunny days. Heading west and following the creek "Wägitaler Aa" can bring you some interesting songbirds. Plus, there is a good view on Lake Zurich from "Oberseeweg"  Some possible species in winter: Shelduck, Northern Pintail, Gadwall, Eurasian Teal, Northern Shoveler, Hen Harrier, European Curlew, Black-necked Grebe. If you are lucky you may find a Greater Scaup between hundreds of Tufted Ducks in the harbour. Some possible species in spring: Garganey, Lapwing (breeding), Ruff, Eurasian Golden-Plover in March, Turtle Dove, many Swallows, Yellow Wagtail (flava, thunbergi, sometimes cinereocapilla and rarely feldegg), Red-throated Pipit, Great Reed-Warbler, Skylark, Greater Short-toed Lark, Corn Bunting, Ortolan Bunting Some possible species in summer: Marsh Warbler, Black Kite, Common Tern, Barn Swallow, Common Swift, Reed Bunting, Some possible species in autumn: many Ducks, Greenshank, Grey Plover, Common Snipe, Meadow Pipit, Sedge Warbler, Bluethroat, Whitethroat, Whinchat, many Finches The whole year over: Greylag Goose, Mute Swan, European Curlew, Common Starlings, Great Crested Grebe, flocks of Black-headed Gulls, often with one or two Mediterrean Gulls in it Rarities in the past couple of years include: Long-tailed Duck, Pallid Harrier, Great Snipe, Kentish Plover, Pacific Golden-Plover, Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper, Stone Curlew, Gull-billed Tern, Yellow Wagtail dombrowskii, Calandra Lark, Lapland Bunting
Edited by Harry Kälin on 2020-10-22 07:46:29
The Nuoler Ried is a reedland just at the shore of the upper Lake Zurich. It is quite an attractive place to go birding, especially during migration time in March-May / August-October. Many rarities could be found on the fields in the past couple of years and after heavy rain there may be impressive fallouts of migrants. The whole site can be checked in a few hours. From the airfield, there is a footpath around the whole reed that enables to check most all of the fields. The place may be a bit overrun by walkers on sunny days. Heading west and following the creek "Wägitaler Aa" can bring you some interesting songbirds. Plus, there is a good view on Lake Zurich from "Oberseeweg"  Some possible species in winter: Shelduck, Northern Pintail, Gadwall, Eurasian Teal, Northern Shoveler, Hen Harrier, European Curlew, Black-necked Grebe. If you are lucky you may find a Greater Scaup between hundreds of Tufted Ducks in the harbour. Some possible species in spring: Garganey, Lapwing (breeding), Ruff, Eurasian Golden-Plover in March, Turtle Dove, many Swallows, Yellow Wagtail (flava, thunbergi, sometimes cinereocapilla and rarely feldegg), Red-throated Pipit, Great Reed-Warbler, Skylark, Greater Short-toed Lark, Corn Bunting, Ortolan Bunting Some possible species in summer: Marsh Warbler, Black Kite, Common Tern, Barn Swallow, Common Swift, Reed Bunting, Some possible species in autumn: many Ducks, Greenshank, Grey Plover, Common Snipe, Meadow Pipit, Sedge Warbler, Bluethroat, Whitethroat, Whinchat, many Finches The whole year over: Greylag Goose, Mute Swan, European Curlew, Common Starlings, Great Crested Grebe, flocks of Black-headed Gulls, often with one or two Mediterrean Gulls in it Rarities in the past couple of years include: Long-tailed Duck, Pallid Harrier, Great Snipe, Kentish Plover, Pacific Golden-Plover, Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper, Stone Curlew, Gull-billed Tern, Yellow Wagtail dombrowskii, Calandra Lark, Lapland Bunting
Edited by Harry Kälin on 2020-10-22 07:45:52
The Nuoler Ried is a reedland just at the shore of the upper Lake Zurich. It is quite an attractive place to go birding, especially during migration time in March-May / August-October. Many rarities could be found on the fields in the past couple of years and after heavy rain there may be impressive fallouts of migrants. The whole site can be checked in a few hours. From the airfield, there is a footpath around the whole reed that enables to check most all of the fields. The place may be a bit overrun by walkers on sunny days. Heading west and following the creek "Wägitaler Aa" can bring you some interesting songbirds. Plus, there is a good view on Lake Zurich from "Oberseeweg"  Some possible species in winter: Shelduck, Northern Pintail, Gadwall, Eurasian Teal, Northern Shoveler, Hen Harrier, European Curlew, Black-necked Grebe. If you are lucky you may find a Greater Scaup between hundreds of Tufted Ducks in the harbour. Some possible species in spring: Garganey, Lapwing (breeding), Ruff, Eurasian Golden-Plover in March, Turtle Dove, many Swallows, Yellow Wagtail (flava, thunbergi, sometimes cinereocapilla and rarely feldegg), Red-throated Pipit, Great Reed-Warbler, Skylark, Greater Short-toed Lark, Corn Bunting, Ortolan Bunting Some possible species in summer: Marsh Warbler, Black Kite, Common Tern, Barn Swallow, Common Swift, Reed Bunting, Some possible species in autumn: many Ducks, Greenshank, Grey Plover, Common Snipe, Meadow Pipit, Sedge Warbler, Bluethroat, Whitethroat, Whinchat, many Finches The whole year over: Greylag Goose, Mute Swan, European Curlew, Common Starlings, Great Crested Grebe, flocks of Black-headed Gulls, often with one or two Mediterrean Gulls in it Rarities in the past couple of years include: Long-tailed Duck, Pallid Harrier, Great Snipe, Kentish Plover, Pacific Golden-Plover, Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper, Stone Curlew, Gull-billed Tern, Yellow Wagtail dombrowskii, Calandra Lark, Lapland Bunting

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Every season has something to offer. 

On warm days, the heat shimmer can make it difficult to find birds in the fields.

Apart from that, the Nuoler Ried is interesting the whole day through.

Edited by Harry Kälin on 2020-10-22 08:08
Every season has something to offer.  On warm days, the heat shimmer can make it difficult to find birds in the fields. fields. Apart from that, the Nuoler Ried is interesting the whole day through.
Edited by Harry Kälin on 2020-10-22 07:52
Every season has something to offer.  On warm days, the heat shimmer can make it difficult to find birds in the fields. Apart from that, the Nuoler Ried is interesting the whole day through.

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About 25min by foot from the train station in Lachen.

Many parking places for cars by the airfield just at the site.

From the airfield, there is a footpath around the whole reed that enables to check most all of the fields. The place may be a bit overrun by walkers on sunny days. Heading west and following the creek "Wägitaler Aa" can bring you some interesting songbirds. Plus, there is a good view on Lake Zurich from "Oberseeweg" 

Edited by Harry Kälin on 2020-10-22 07:49
About 25min by foot from the train station in Lachen. Many parking places for cars by the airfield just at the site. The whole site can be checked in a few hours. From the airfield, there is a footpath around the whole reed that enables to check most all of the fields. The place may be a bit overrun by walkers on sunny days. Heading west and following the creek "Wägitaler Aa" can bring you some interesting songbirds. Plus, there is a good view on Lake Zurich from "Oberseeweg" 
Edited by Harry Kälin on 2020-10-22 07:48
About 25min by foot from the train station in Lachen. Many parking places for cars by the airfield just at the site. The whole site can be checked in a few hours. From the airfield, there is a footpath around the whole reed that enables to check most all of the fields. The place may be a bit overrun by walkers on sunny days. Heading west and following the creek "Wägitaler Aa" can bring you some interesting songbirds. Plus, there is a good view on Lake Zurich from "Oberseeweg" 

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Just get to the airfield and walk into the reed ...

Edited by Harry Kälin on 2020-10-22 07:53
Just get to the airfield and walk into the reed ...

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Blooming Siberian iris near the airfield in May.

Edited by Harry Kälin on 2020-10-22 07:54
Blooming Siberian iris near the airfield in May.

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The airfield has a restaurant & toilets. (both closed in the wintertime! & closed on Mondays and Tuesdays)

Edited by Harry Kälin on 2020-10-22 07:56
The airfield has a restaurant & toilets. (both closed in the wintertime! & closed on Mondays and Tuesdays)

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Many small planes starting from the airfield if the weather is good, but the birds aren't bothered by that. 

Well, once we nearly got struck by a lightning while birding out in the fields ... but apart from that, absolutely no dangers!

Edited by Harry Kälin on 2020-10-22 07:59
Many small planes starting from the airfield if the weather is good, but the birds aren't bothered by that.  Well, once we nearly got struck by a lightning ...lightning while birding out in the fields ... but apart from that, absolutely no dangers!
Edited by Harry Kälin on 2020-10-22 07:58
Many small planes starting from the airfield if the weather is good, but the birds aren't bothered by that.  Well, once we nearly got struck by a lightning ... but apart from that, absolutely no danger :-)dangers!
Edited by Harry Kälin on 2020-10-22 07:58
Many small planes starting from the airfield if the weather is good, but the birds aren't bothered by that.  Well, once we nearly got struck by a lightning ... but apart from that, absolutely no danger :-)

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