Garza imperial (Ardea purpurea)

nature - wildlife

Garza imperial (Ardea purpurea)
Tourism Brand
Costa Brava, Costa Barcelona, Terres de l'Ebre, Terres de Lleida

Parc Natural del Delta de l'Ebre

The Ebro Delta Natural Park plays host to perfect services and facilities for getting to know the significant bird life, both in terms of quantity as well as the diversity of birds found there.

This large 124 square mile delta plain, where the Ebro river branches out and leads into the sea, is one of Catalonia's most important wetland areas and one of the essential areas in the Mediterranean. The Delta's completely flat landscape, with the stunning Els Ports mountains in the backdrop, is a powerful sight. The interior harbours extensive rice fields, whose appearance will change according to the season (earthy in winter, flooded in spring and green in summer). 

The area close to the sea is comprised of large lagoons and marshes, dunes and sand, with small remains of riverside forests by the banks of the river. Due to its naturalistic and ornithological character, the Ebro Delta is internationally known. Here we find, for example, the world's largest Audouin's gull breeding colony, one of the essential concentrations of common reed bunting, from the Mediterranean sub-species Witherbyi, and the Iberian Peninsula's second largest colony of flamingos and glossy ibis. (+) See details

Parc Natural dels Aiguamolls de l'Empordà

The Aiguamolls del Empordà Natural Park has some of the best facilities in the Iberian Peninsula when it comes to bird watching: routes throughout different environments, observatories, observation points, and ornithological information which is updated daily and available in the park's information centre. (+) See details

Espai Natural de l'estany d'Ivars i Vila-sana

The Espai Natural de l'estany d'in Ivars i Vila-sana lies in the heart of the grain-producing plain of Lleida; it offers a combination of lakeside and steppe landscapes, resulting in the chance to see lots of different species in a short space of time. (+) See details

Espai d'Interès Natural del Delta del Llobregat

The Llobregat Delta Nature Reserve's objective is to protect the wetlands of the Llobregat Delta. The majority of the lagoons, beaches and wetlands are well-equipped with bird observatories and observation points. (+) See details