Birdwatching Tour in Vincennes Woods

Come and see the unique bird life living in the large woodland park located just east of Paris on a leisurely 3 hour bird walk. 

  • Location : Bois de Vincennes
  • Minimal Age : 8 years old minimum
  • Duration : 3h
  • Language : English

Birdwatching Tour in Vincennes Woods
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The woods, meadows and Botanical Gardens surrounding the historic and dramatic Chateau de Vincennes host common european species such as nesting populations of Stock Dove, Kestrel, Black Redstart and Grey Wagtail.

After walking the grounds of the Château we will look for Black and Middle-spotted Woodpecker, Marsh Tit, European Jay, Common Kingfisher, Common Buzzard, Mistle and Song Thrush, Common Redstart and Hobby – among many, many others.

Also witness and learn about the birds unique behaviors as we adopt a « slow-birding » approach in this natural urban oasis.

Come and enjoy one of the most peaceful spots in the French region of Ile-de-France, on the outskirts of Paris, in a forest rich in biodiversity. 


Your guide, David Rosane is an American expat & nature guide, currently living in Paris, France. David specializes in birding and nature trips in and around the city and nearby countryside, off the beaten track of everyday Paris, and to Norway and Spain and the rest of France. His guiding technique is to focus on behavior, birdsong and underlying mating strategies, ecology and evolution.

Dave has worked as a professional ornithologist in Peru, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, New York & southern France (Cornell University research associate, CUNY...). Has also birded Alaska & the Yukon, Botswana, South Africa, Indonesia and his home state of Vermont (USA).
David Rosane is versatile: he is a musician and a science and nature writer too.

This guide proposes other visits targeting birdwatching surrounded by nature in Paris and nearby, on the website Explore Paris.

If you enjoy outdoors visits, don’t hesitate to check the many others on Explore Paris.

Photos credits: Anne Lisbet Tollånes


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