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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In the heart of Paris, you can see a surprising host of beautiful birds : Grey Heron, Rose-Collared Parakeet, European Robin, Grey Wagtail, Goldcrest, Great-Spotted and Green Woodpeckers, Blue and Crested tits, Blackbird and Song Thrush and many, many more, including birds of prey such as Kestrel and Sparrowhawk.

Their life cycles and their habits can be observed along the relaxing Marne River and in the calm Haute-île park in Neuilly-sur-Marne.


During this visit, you will learn about the bird's unique behaviours as we adopt a « slow-birding » approach in the woods, meadows and around the pond and stream that make up this special urban oasis.


Come enjoy one of the most peaceful places close to Paris, and observe with your guide, David Rosane, some of the typical urban flora and fauna of France.


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.

If you enjoy birdwatching near Paris, come check our other visits by David Rosane.

Photos credits: Anne Lisbet Tollånes, Agnès Pernet


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