Birdwatching Marne river - Haute-île park

Come and see the unique urban bird life and nature living on the banks of the Marne River, at Parc de la Haute Île.

  • Location: Neuilly-sur-Marne
  • Minimal Age: 8 years
  • Duration: 3h
  • Access by Public Transport: ligne P + bus 113
  • Language: English

Birdwatching Marne river - Haute-île park
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Spring and summers bring such beautiful species as Grey Heron, Crested and Little Grebe, European Kingfisher, Rose-Collared Parakeet, Nightingale, Great-Spotted and Green Woodpecker, Mistle and Song Thrush and many, many more.

Also witness and learn about the birds unique behaviors as we adopt a « slow-birding » approach in the woods, pastures and around the ponds and wetlands that make up this special urban oasis.


Your guide, David Rosane is an American expat & nature guide, currently living in Paris, France. Dave 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).

He is also a professional musician and science and nature writer.

Photos credits: Anne Lisbet Tollånes, Agnès Pernet


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