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Unteres Odertal Nationalpark River Oder (Brandenburg) - BirdForum Opus

Nationalpark \"Unteres Odertal\" River Oder


This national park is situated on a fairly narrow strip of land along the lower reaches of the river Oder (hence the name), northeast of Berlin, between Lunow-Stolzenhagen in the south and Gartz in the north. The landscape is characterized by artificial polders, i.e. diked marshes, as well as stretches of riparian forest and reed beds. There are many watercourses of varying sizes; the easternmost one is the main course of the Oder that marks the border with Poland. Overall, the landscape is very flat but quite scenic and great for bicycle tours during the warmer months.


Notable Species

The national park is a breeding place for 160 different bird species and serves as a resting place for up to 100.000 geese and ducks during migration time. Up to 10.000 cranes can be observed near Gartz. It is also a good place for watching White-tailed Eagle (80% of all White-tailed Eagles in Germany live in Mecklenburg and Brandenburg, ca. 400 pairs), both White Stork and Black Stork, Red-backed Shrike, Golden Oriole, and a large variety of warblers including Barred Warbler.

Cycling tour at 27.08.2005 ( 21 centigrad, southwind until 5 ) Tantow - Mescherin - Gartz - Schwedt - lake Felchowsee - Angermuende

Eurasian Tree Sparrow, Common Starling, Eurasian Blackbird, Common Magpie, Common Wood Pigeon,

Stock Dove, Eurasian Collared Dove, Grey Heron, White Stork, Mute Swan,

Fulica atra, Common Moorhen, Mallard, Common Pochard, Northern Shoveler,

Common Reed Warbler Common Buzzard, White Tailed Eagle 1, Common Crane, Great Cormorant lots,

Eurasian Nuthatch, Common Jay, Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Common Tern,

Barn Swallow, Northern House Martin, White Wagtail, Northern Raven, Greylag Goose,

Red-backed Shrike, Great Crested Grebe, Osprey, Eurasian Jackdaw, Corvus corax L.,

Hooded Crow, Phoenicurus phoenicurus, Spotted Flycatcher, Whinchat


Birds you can see here include:

Mallard, Common Pheasant, Black Stork, White Stork, Grey Heron, Great Cormorant, Eurasian Sparrowhawk, Western Marsh Harrier, Black Kite, White-tailed Eagle, Common Buzzard, Eurasian Coot, Northern Lapwing, Black-headed Gull, Caspian Gull, Common Tern, Black Tern, Common Wood Pigeon, Common Cuckoo, Common Swift, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Black Woodpecker, Eurasian Hobby, Red-backed Shrike, Golden Oriole, Eurasian Jay, Hooded Crow, Common Raven, Great Tit, Eurasian Skylark, Sand Martin, Barn Swallow, House Martin, Willow Warbler, Great Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Marsh Warbler, Icterine Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler, River Warbler, Savi's Warbler, Blackcap, Garden Warbler, Barred Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Common Whitethroat, Common Treecreeper, Common Starling, Eurasian Blackbird, Fieldfare, Bluethroat, Thrush Nightingale, Western Yellow Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, Common Chaffinch, Common Rosefinch, European Goldfinch, Corn Bunting, Yellowhammer, Reed Bunting To be expanded

Other Wildlife

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Site Information

History and Use

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Areas of Interest

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Access and Facilities

Bringing a bicycle or renting one locally is highly recommended due to the nature of the park and very limited access by car (except for staff). At least during the summer months, the condition of the roads is well suited for bicycles (asphalt in many places).

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Contact Details

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External Links



Birdlist with scientific and German names

Content and images originally posted by albatross02