By looking at  the tides, the different characteristics and wildlife eventsof each season and our knowledge of bird behaviour, we draw up a guide of the best times of day to visit the reserve. This guide covers the entire year.

However, there are other factors that cannot be predicted (weather conditions, human disturbance…). This means that we cannot guarantee that you will see birds at the precise moment of your visit.

It’s important to remember that you need 3 to 4 hours to ‘do’ the Teich Bird Reserve and the closing times are always strictly adhered to.



The reserve is not an amusement park. As a result, visitors are asked to treat the reserve with respect, both for the benefit of the birds, which are easily disturbed by unexpected noise or disruptive behaviour, and for other visitors, who have sometimes travelled hundreds of miles to come here. With this in mind, running, ball games, shouting and speaking loudly in the viewing points and hides are forbidden for the benefit of allVisitors must stay on the path at all times. It is strictly forbidden to pick plants, flowers or collect other organic material (blackberries, mushrooms), or use audio equipment in order to play music or recordings of birdsong.

Failure to respect any one of these common courtesies may lead to the immediate expulsion of the offending parties by the reserve staff.

Keeping noise down to a minimum and remaining patient and alert at all times will help you make the most of your visit and is the best way of showing respect to your fellow visitors.



Binoculars are absolutely indispensable if you are to make the most of your visit. If you don’t own a pair, you can hire them from the ticket office. Binoculars are also on sale in the reserve shop. A telescopeallows you an even more ‘up-close-and-personal’ look at the birds.

A bird identification guide may be a useful addition to the species identification panels in the viewing points and hides. Identification guides that have been specially selected by the reserve staff are on sale in the shop.

You should wear clothing that is appropriate for the weather conditions and bring a canteen or bottle of water, especially in the summertime. On some summer evenings it may be a good idea to come equipped withinsect repellent.


110 hectares
natural space

323 species

April 1972
ouverture au public

3000 hours