Where to watch birds? (770.75 KB)
Discover Katinger Watt
A rich tapestry of bird, plant and insect life awaits visitors to Katinger Watt, whether exploring alone or as part of a guided tour.
There’s plenty to see all year round at Katinger Watt, but among the highlights are huge flocks of overwintering geese, breeding avocets in the reserve in May, orchids and meadow flowers in May and June, and the tern colony at the Eider barrage from May to July. Look up and you may catch a glimpse of one of the majestic white-tailed eagles that breed in the area.
Regular tours of the reserve and the adjoining Eider estuary and coastal mudflats, plus talks and activities in the NABU centre run from the end of March to early November (see programme – Veranstaltungsprogramm in German). Watch birds with our volunteers, get familiar with solitary bees, listen to the song of the mudflats or take a boat trip on the Eider with centre staff. Tours are in German, but some can be booked in English. Please contact the centre for further information.
If you prefer to explore at your own pace, hides near the NABU centre, an observation tower next to the coast road, and the sea wall and Eider embankment are good vantage points. Leica binoculars and scopes can be borrowed from the NABU centre for a small fee. A map of Katinger Watt with walking and cycling paths is also available.