The Zwin Nature Reserve, The Zwin natural reserve, Coasts, Belgium
The Zwin Nature Reserve

The Zwin reserve consists of salt lick and marshland and is home to thousands of plants and birds.

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    The Zwin natural reserve

    Belgium
    By Dmitry Petrounin Dmitry Petrounin Section editor Profile

    Discover The Zwin natural reserve

    An old estuary, the Zwin natural reserve consists of salt pans, marshes and woods, and is ideal for walking or bicycling. You can also see several birds: more than one hundred species appreciate the marshes and ponds in the reserve. Storks, ducks and herons are in abundance on this charmingly wild land. Do not forget your boots and binoculars to make the most of it!

    The Zwin natural reserve

    The stork, The Zwin natural reserve, Coasts, Belgium
    The stork

    Storks favour the marshes and the flood plains for finding their food.

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    The reserve in winter, The Zwin natural reserve, Coasts, Belgium
    The reserve in winter

    The reserve doesn't lose any of its charm at this time of the year thanks to the abundance of snowfall it receives.

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    The star of the reserve, The Zwin natural reserve, Coasts, Belgium
    The star of the reserve

    The first thing visitors will see before even entering the reserve are the storks.

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    The duck, another inhabitant of the reserve., The Zwin natural reserve, Coasts, Belgium
    The duck, another inhabitant of the reserve.

    The reserve is home to many species of ducks.

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    Marshland, The Zwin natural reserve, Coasts, Belgium
    Marshland

    Zwin is the largest saltwater territory in Belgium.

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