Birdwatching in Camargue, when is the best time of the year to come to Camargue?
We can say all year, depending of the birds you are interesting to see.
Now the winter season is coming with is amount of surprises. Camargue is the place to be if you are looking for the anatidae as ducks: Gadwall, Wigeon, Shoveler, Pintail, Garganey, Teal and also the Red-crested Pochard among some Pochards. The big Shelduck is as well on the canals of the great wetlands.
As water birds, we will see during our birding day by the Vaccarès the Great Crested Grebe and the more discret Black-necked Grebe and Little Grebe.
Ones of the most stunning birds coming to Camargue in winter time are the Common Cranes.
During the day we will observe the Cranes gathering in the fields of rices and sunflowers.At the end of the day, the Cranes are all flying back in big group to the marshes where they will stay all night away from the predators.
Sunrise in Camargue is as well a great moment to admire those birds.
Cranes are wintering in large group in Camargue since 1980. Some them are stoping few days on their way to Spain and to Egypt by the Nil valley.
Theirs trumpeting calls, when they are flying over the Provence region, make us look up and discovering those magnificent birds. Their flys are at the same time gracious and powerful.The young born the summer time by the Scandinavian lakes are travelling with both parents.An amazing show to see.
The Great Flamingo are living in Camargue all year. They give birth to an unique chick… when the Flamingo chick reach the 10 days she/he will be ready to join the rest of the young in the crèche. Some adults are taking care of that big group of chicks during the day and the parents will come back at the end of the day to feed their ones.
Winter time is also the season for the parade of the Great Flamingos, they are then more colorful than ever more beautiful to seduce their partner. Colors is the sign of great health so the capacity to nest, and take care of their chick…
More augment we have for the Birders and for the travelers looking for a great experience in that unique region of south of France: La Camargue.
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