The ornithological relevance of Lake Constance
When the leaves begin to change color and the last rays of sunshine disappear behind the Alps, the great travels begin and huge numbers of migratory birds head south again. Lake Constance lies strategically on the main migration route where bird watchers enjoy ideal conditions to observe the busy skies at close range. There’s a constant bustle, whether it’s a transit layover or a winter’s rest in the temperate climate along the lakeshore – Lake Constance is a bird-watching paradise year-round.
On Lake Constance, there are many ways to observe birds in their natural habitat. You have the choice to observe from a ship’s deck, on foot through the tall reeds on a guided excursion, or in a world-class science facility where exploration centers invite curious minds into their research areas. You can take the whole family out for a few hours into the nature reserve, book a guided tour or take an individual discovery tour for the hobby ornithologist in your party. Whatever your style, there’s a tour of discovery waiting.
The doors are always open on Lake Constance! Nature has no business hours and more than 300 bird species can be observed year round. The best time to visit our flying friends are the autumn, winter and spring months. At this time, peace and calm reigns on the lake while nature awakens to amazing life.
Click here to find out which bird species can be observed in the different months.
A tour through the four-country region is the best way to discover the nature reserve areas and lookout-points in a relaxed way. Tour suggestions and all you need to know about the seasons and the different types of birds can be found here: