Birdwatching trips in lake Der area

Birding in September
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In September, the level of Lake Der is going down at the rate of 6 cm every day uncovering vast areas of mudflats and small islands which attract thousands of waders and ducks. You can reasonably hope to see up … Read More

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 RATES :   These rates include transportation in my minivan (1 to 8 passengers), please contact me for larger groups.       PRICE PER PERSON (EUROS)   Number of participants Short trip (2 hours) Half day Whole day Per day … Read More

A birding calendar
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  When is it best to come ? The answer is : It depends on what you wish to see If you want to see thousands of Common Cranes leaving the lake in the morning or coming back in the … Read More

February: wintering birds, cranes and first “spring” migrants
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February is usually great if you want to see wintering birds and thousands of Common Cranes, wintering or on their way back to their breeding grounds. On a one-day trip, you can hope to see up to 15 to 20 … Read More

Your guide
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My name is Gérard Rolin. I live in a small village where I have spent 33 years teaching in a school of agriculture near lake Der in Champagne (200 km east of Paris), the second largest artificial lake in Europe … Read More

Lake Der-Chantecoq
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Lake Der-Chnatecoq is the second largest artificial lake in Europe. It covers 48 km2 and can hold 350 million m3 of water. It was created in 1974 for the purpose of regulating flow of the Marne and Seine rivers and has … Read More

Discover the nature. With Birder of course.