Excursion to the salt meadows Karrendorfer Wiesen

Just outside of Greifswald the Karrendorfer Wiesen provide a splendid location for bird watching at WMBD! The Michael Succow Foundation is inviting bird-lovers at 10th May at 4 p.m. on a guided tour to see long-distance migrants such as the sedge and warbler, wheatears, redshanks and avocet. Back from their wintering grounds in sub-Sahara Africa they breed there in reeds, on the salt meadows and the shore area. Waders such as wood sandsnipers and dunlins might also be spotted on their way further North. Apart from that there are skylarks and greylag goose.

The salt meadows of Karrendorfer Wiesen do not only present a rare breeding habitat for migratory birds. After its restoration this coastal flood peatland serves as wave breaker. Its vegetation slows erosion of the shore zone and promotes sedimentation. Thus it contributes to the stability of the flat coasts of the Baltic Sea. After flooding, natural waterways ensure rapid drainage. In addition, coastal flood peatlands are significant carbon sinks and therefore important for climate protection.

starting point of the excursion is the parking lot close to Karrendorfer Wiesen. Attention: No access for large vehicles or busses!

17498 Mesekenhagen 54° 9' 15.1704" N, 13° 22' 46.362" E
Start date: 
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 18:00
End date: 
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 18:00