Island of Bislich ('Bislicher Insel')

On the "Bislicher Insel" (Island of Bislich) near Xanten are still remains of the old bed of the Lower Rhine with its typical animal and plant world. This landscape is a nature reserve and one of the largest inland wetlands of Germany. Various wet-biotopes with typical plant species have been formed, many species of birds find their habitat here. Herons and cormorants are circling, grebe, water rail, woodpeckers and black-tailed godwits live here. White Storks breed successfully, Scandinavian and Siberian wild geese have their winter home here.

Bislicher Insel im Winter

Bislicher Insel in winter


White-fronted geese

Graureiher auf Futtersuche

Grey-Heron looking for food


Mute Swan

Weißstorch im Winter

White Stork in winter


Barnacle Geese

Wildgänse beim abendlichen Schlafplatzeinflug

Wild Geese arriving at their evening rest