The nature scouts of the GFN (Association for nature conservancy in Einbeck and the surrounding region) are happy to announce a new observation platform over 3 meters in height in the nature region ‘Leinepolder.’ Green-Rooster-Bird-Watchtower-Official-opnening“The observation of native and migratory birds during their rest on the open water expense of the blocking debris or at the banks of the adjacent wetlands, is much better now” says Albert Engel from GFN.

The construction of the new observation deck was possible due to the donation totalling 15.000,-€ from Hahnemühle FineArt and Kreis-Sparkasse Northeim.Hahnemühle, as a long-established company based next to the bird sanctuary, supports this project for environmental education.

The new observation deck is set on a main resting and breeding place for migratory birds and could be realized due to the money of Hahnemühle’s environmental initiative ‘Green Rooster.’ The Leinepolder is a defined bird sanctuary of the EU and is located next to an important European cycling path. This project is sensible for an intact environment and increases the attraction of the lower Saxony region for nature friends and photographers.

Birds such as the Little Egret, crane, wild goose, Egyptian goose, lapwing, stork, Great Crested Grebe and so on are resting or live there. Rare birds e.g. Eurasian Curlew, Western Marsh-Harrier, Water Rail and Kingfisher stop by or hibernate here as well.

The blocking debris results to a regularly dredging of bed-load carried from the river Leine. The course of the river stays open even at minus temperatures up to 20 degrees and offers birds continuous food. Due to changing water levels, sediments and erosions build up and create new habitats. Leinepolder is an important resting place for migratory birds in this open and untouched landscape. The observation of the birds happens from a safe distance. Nature scouts from GFN offer several regularly scheduled group or individual guided tours.

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