Because the Uitkerkse Polder is a very diverse, water-rich area with much higher grassland, it attracts many meadow birds and ducks. You can find birds such as the black-tailed godwit, lapwing, avocet and redshank in the area. In the winter months thousands of geese migrate from the cold north and come here. Uitkerkse Polders is therefore the most important meadow bird area in Flanders. The four bird huts and observation towers scattered in the landscape ensure that visitors can enjoy these special birds.
Because there are fewer and fewer landscapes like the Uitkerkse Polder, birds have less and less room to nest. Reason enough to keep fighting for the protection and expansion of Uitkerkse Polder!