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I know there is no Zoo in Brussel, but can anyone advise on somewhere to find animals and particularly birds for photography ?
I live close to Ter Kameren Bos and have been to Park van Laeken, a great deal of patience is something I have but these places are too open for wildlife.
Thanks.

CC_R

I know you mention zoos, but Pari Diaz out towards mons have tons of birds, this include big things like flamingos. Those you aren't the other side of a cagey pu walk quite close to them They also have birds of prey. Also not clear if it closes for the winter.
if you mean garden birds or water fowl. Tervuren park has lots of ducks. If your after crows and sparrows lots out in the fields around Overijse. Also see a hawk sometimes. Also the plant terium have flocks of parquets flying around, but not sure if they migrate,

Oct 17, 2015 01:01
kasseistamper

Antwerp Zoo is right next to Antwerp Centraal station. It is also linked to
Domein Planckendael in Muizen about 5 kms from Mechelen on the road to Leuven.
Both have extensive collections of animals.

Oct 17, 2015 10:02
NethenBob

If you have the twitching gene and like waterfowl, the lakes between Sint Agatha Rode and Sint Joris Weert (10 minutes from Overijse) have a good observation 'lodge' (no facilities but good views). The migrants will start passing through very soon.

Oct 17, 2015 13:24
Mark L-W

Nethenbob, that looks to be just what I would like, I do have a fondness for wildfowl.
We have a car but the wife does not like me driving here; licensed for and used Car, Motorbike, Forklift and 7.5 tonnes truck.
However Public transport is available and Camera. long lens and spottting scope are all manageable.
Thanks.

Oct 17, 2015 16:02
NethenBob

Hi Mark,

We can meet up there if you like - round the corner for me. I'm no expert ;-)

Bus 349 from Hermann-Debroux is your man - goes to Sint-Agatha-Rode.

Oct 17, 2015 21:06
alittlerisky

https://www.pairidaiza.eu/fr/acces

is pretty good. I've been once, and was working round there for a while, and could see peacocks (I think) roosting wild around. But its about 50km from Brussels.

Also, I've seen literally 100s of parakeets flocking around Avenue du Roi near Gare du Midi. Not an indigeous species, and a bit of a pest apparently. I was told that they're birds who have bred in the wild after been let go or escaped from captivity. But like I say, 100s or more. Look like little green parrots.

Oct 20, 2015 11:04
CC_R

Nethenbob where is said hide located tempered to drive that way one day to see

Oct 20, 2015 12:49