Lower Rhine Animals Birds
The region of the Lower Rhine with its wet meadows, heathlands, meadows, as well as mixed, coniferous, and deciduous forests, as well as boggy areas, offers a variety of animals, birds and insects a habitat. There are also various reptiles, amphibians, fish and other aquatic animals that live in or on the numerous lakes, as well as rivers and streams. Not to forget the farm animals on the meadows, such as cows, horses, donkeys, but also chickens, goats or sheep.
If you keep your eyes and ears open, you can not only see many animals on the Lower Rhine, but sometimes also hear them. For example, a number of songbirds sing, like the nightingale in the woods. Different types of woodpeckers, including the black woodpecker, can be heard by hammering in beech forests. And even the cuckoo can sometimes be heard.
Binoculars are recommended, as many birds hide or nest in the trees. A very special spectacle takes place every year in autumn / winter in the lowlands on the Rhine, when thousands of migratory birds recharge their batteries on the wet meadows. But the local bird life is also sometimes spectacular. For example, when birds of prey are circling in the air. One should also pay attention to the pollard willows on the Lower Rhine, because they are an ideal nesting site for many birds. Even the little owl uses these trees as a habitat. Who sometimes travels during the day despite his night activities. The numerous bat species, such as the large mouse ear, are also nocturnal.
From spring, there are numerous cows on the pastures and meadows on the Lower Rhine. Some of them are so curious that they come running as soon as someone stops at the fence. Others, however, prefer to stay lazy in the shade of trees. For centuries, cows and other breeding cattle have grazed on these damp pastures
From spring, numerous sheeps will be on the pastures in the Lower Rhine region. Livestock farming has a long tradition on the Lower Rhine. Sheep have been grazing in the meadows for centuries. Furthermore, sheeps graze on the Rhine dikes, which serves to strengthen the dikes.
Many birds are native in the region of the Lower Rhine. For example, a number of songbirds sing, such as the nightingale in the forests on the Lower Rhine. Different types of woodpecker, including the black woodpecker, can be heard by hammering in beech forests. And even the cuckoo can sometimes be heard. A very special spectacle takes place every year in autumn / winter in the lowlands on the Rhine, when thousands of migratory birds recharge their batteries on the wet meadows.
From spring on, there are numerous horses on the paddocks & pastures on the Lower Rhine. If you would like to ride a horse, you can ride both in riding halls and on signposted bridle paths on the Lower Rhine.
Also very interesting are the numerous game enclosures in which fallow deer and red deer as well as wild boars are often seen. With a little luck, however, one or the other animal can cross your way almost anywhere on the Lower Rhine. For example, the fox at sunrise. But not only the fox, but many animals can be seen especially in the early morning. Others love the sun and let the sun’s rays warm them. Among these are snakes, which are rarely in this region. The group of reptiles or amphibians includes, among many others, the fire salamander and the tree frog, which feed on the numerous insects or beetles in the region.
The Lower Rhine has a 2000 km long, well-signposted network of cycle paths. You can rent bikes on many places.
In the region of the Lower Rhine you will find some interesting zoos, as well as animal enclosures.