Wetlands

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Wetlands

About 100 kilometres to the south of the Western Pyrenees and in the midst of the Ebro depression, there are spacious steppe areas where water plays a decisive role in the development of life. In these places, there is a variety of lakes, reservoirs and rivers that stand out from its surrounding vegetation and greenery. Between the ochre and stark landscape that together forms a wild mosaic, animals take refuge and feed.

The main objective of this tour is to explore some of the wet areas in the south of Navarra and Aragon, to admire and learn about its wildlife, with special attention to both resident and migratory birds.

Video of wetlands

Details of the tour

13:30 We will continue in our vehicle through the rice fields and ascend up to the reservoir of the Trade Fair, in the muga with the Bardenas Reales. Brief stop to rest or to take short walks on the trails in the area.

 

14:00 After visiting the reservoir, we will stop for an hour and a half at a local restaurant for lunch, to exchange experiences and to rest.

 

15:30 In the afternoon, we will travel by road to the Navarra town of Figarol where we will visit the "Two kingdoms" lagoon and the surrounding rice fields. In them, we will see different aquatic species, resident and wintering.

 

19:30 Return by road to your hotel or other accommodation.

 

21:00 End of the tour.

 

 

 

8:30 Pick-up at your hotel or agreed meeting point and travel to the town of Pitillas.

 

10:00 Tour of the perimeter of the Laguna de Pitillas to observe different species of waterfowl that inhabit it, stopping at certain places of interest.

 

12:00 Travel to the end of Rada, where we will visit the lagoon and have a short stop in their picnic area to regain strength and/or walk on one of the trails.

 

 

 

 

- Warm clothing.

- Sturdy walking shoes.

- Binoculars / telescope.

- Camera.

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Comments

The following may be affected by changes due to climatic or seasonal factors or by biological requirements of the wildlife.

Prices

PASSENGERS

PRICE/PER

COMMENTS

VEHICLE

1 to 3 people

129 €

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4X4

4 to 8 people

98 €

 

MPV

More than 8 people

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Minibus

Prices include:

- 4x4 vehicle or MPV.

- Fuel.

- Specialist guide.

- Civil liability insurance.

- Care assistance insurance.

- VAT

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Bird-watching and studying nature is a fascinating activity. Birds have changing seasonal plumages and frequent certain habitats. Each species behaves in a particular way and makes characteristic sounds. Many live in places of great natural beauty. All this makes the identification of each species an adventure and a challenge for the observer. Each outcome is different and can be full of surprises.

 

The following list is merely indicative and shows some of the spectacular or interesting birds present in the places we visit. Of course there are many more species that may appear before our eyes and, once in a while, you’ll be surprised by observing rare species or unusual birds. Photography, bird guides and binoculars or telescopes will help us positively identify many of the birds that we will observe.

Wetlands ; Birds of interest :

SPECIES

SCIENTIFIC NAME

SPRING

SUMMER

AUTUMN

WINTER

Eurasian bittern

Botaurus stellaris

X

X

X

X

Grey heron

Ardea cinerea

X

X

X

X

Purple heron

Ardea purpurea

X

X

 

 

Great cormorant

Phalacrocorax carbo

X

X

X

X

White stork

Ciconia ciconia

X

X

X

X

Black stork

Ciconia nigra

X

 

X

 

Western marsh harrier

Circus aeroginosus

X

X

X

X

Common crane

Grus grus

X

 

X

X

Greylag goose

Anser anser

X

X

X

X

Northern lapwing

Vanellus vanellus

X

X

X

X

Mallard

Anas platyrhynchos

X

X

X

X

Common pochard

Aythya ferina

X

 

X

X

Northern shoveler

Anas clypeata

X

 

X

X

Eurasian coot

Fulica atra

X

X

X

X

Yellow-legged gull

Larus michaellis

X

X

X

X

Black-tailed godwit

Limosa limosa

X

 

X

X

Dunlin

Calidris alpina

X

 

X

X

Common snipe

Gallinago gallinago

X

 

X

X

Little grebe

Tachybaptus rufícollis

X

X

X

X

Great crested grebe

Podiceps cristatus

X

X

X

X

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