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Munnikenland is a nature reserve with a huge wealth of birds. The abundance of birds is due to the Room for the River project, as the area was redeveloped. This redevelopment was necessary to protect the inhabitants from wet feet and to reduce the high waters of the rivers. But this coincided with the emergence of a new nature, in which an enormous number of birds found their home.
The daily dynamics of the tides and the constant influence of the river ensure that the area is always in motion, giving plenty of diversity. When there is water at one point, it may be in another place a few months later. The connection to the river also ensures the fish flow at high tide and remains in the bowl when the water lowers again. All types of birds benefit from this, too.
The birds found it
The boulder can dry up early in the spring, which is very fun for wading in the water. And if the area dries up for a while, then pioneering plants will appear, which will benefit summer translations and spotted tones. It feeds in this outdoor herd there are Reds, Blue, Herons, Skylarks. But also in the side channel, which was created to give room for the river, there is an enormous wealth of birds, such as the colorful sandbirds and the three-toed sandbird. In short, the birds quickly found the area.
Birds that have disappeared
Koniks and red geuzen graze in the area to ensure the area is not over-inflated and that the water can easily find its way through. Good as a treatment against high waters, gentle for swamp birds, but because of this species they also lost their vital environment. Nightingale and also Robin wheat are decreasing in numbers here. By keeping this in mind while grazing in the future and leaving shrubs, these birds can also either keep or find their place here.
Watch the broadcast about Munnikenland at 7.50 PM on NPO 2 on Friday May 14, 2021!
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