What can you see in the Zwin?

“At what time of year is it best to visit the Zwin to see several birds or plants?”

We are frequently asked this question and our answer is relatively simple: “All year round!”.

The Zwin is worth visiting at any time of the year, because there are always plenty of plants and animals to observe, no matter when you come!

Changes throughout the year

Obviously there are significant differences in what you can see as the year progresses. Many species can only be observed at certain times of the year. We will gladly help you plan your visit to coincide with the presence of certain animals or plants.

But remember: we are dealing with nature here. While plants remain in place, wild animals come and go as they please. When you head out into nature, you can rarely be 100% sure that you will definitely see a specific species on your ramble.

Below, you will find a list of species and the periods in which you are more likely to see them. But remember, you can never be certain that you will actually see them.

Tips for seeing more

Persistence while you search and making a return visit if you were unsuccessful the first time greatly increase your chances. We do recommend that you use binoculars. Don’t forget to bring yours! They will definitely increase the quality of your observations!

And, last but not least, our Zwin guides are also on hand to help you. On many days of the year, especially in holidays and at weekends, you’ll find guides in the huts that are dotted around the park. They will gladly help you see more and give you more information.

If the weather is not so good

Finally, don’t be deterred by the weather! You can observe nature in any weather conditions! Another useful tip: you’ll find that the Zwin is less busy on rainy or cold days, and this increases your chances of seeing certain plants or animals. Ssh, don’t tell anyone!