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.
The park is not an overly large area, but it still plays host to diverse habitats side-by-side: wetlands with reeds and reed beds, salicornia, freshwater lagoons, riverside forestry, pasture, Mediterranean scrubland, beaches and shallow bays, as well as ancient rice fields which have now become wetlands. The geographical location of the area results in a large quantity of species and individuals during days of heavy migration, passerines especially.
The primarily flat terrain has paved the way for comfortable and accessible routes to be designed for all types of watcher. The journeys take route through the surroundings of coastal lagoons, which are also surrounded by reed beds, wetlands, riverside forestry and, in certain areas, in open spaces with low altitude vegetation. In the park's surroundings there are Mediterranean mountain ranges with open cork tree woodland and shrubland, where we find nesting species that can't even be found in the park itself. We can, therefore, observe a wide variety of species in a fairly size-limited area. It's also one of the few places in the Iberian Peninsula where you can catch sight of species such as the Mediterranean and Balearic shearwaters, little crake, red-throated pipit and red-footed falcon.