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Birdwatching in Camargue

Camargue and Provence offers a great diversity of natural sites rich in biodiversity

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Birdwatching

Provence offers a great diversity of natural sites rich in biodiversity.
The number of bird species in the Provence-Alpes-Cote d´Azur, makes it an ideal destination for bird watchers.
In Provence, there are 245 species of resident birds, nesting, of the 275 species recorded in France.

The South region, particularly the Camargue, hosts many migratory birds. The Camargue is a unique wetland.
During the major migration seasons, certain bird species make a simple stop in order to build up food reserves before continuing their migratory journey to sub-Saharan Africa.

Other wintering birds will spend the winter in the Rhône delta to take advantage of ponds rich in fish and fields already harvested but where the seeds remain to be nourished.
Over 400 species of birds have been observed there.

In the Camargue there are many sanctuaries where species are protected.

We will go to some of them where there are trails in the reed beds, observatories built near the ponds to optimize bird watching.
An entrance fee is requested in some parcs, so we contribute to participate in the conservation of these fragile environments.

There are also many points of view around the pond of Vaccares.

The fauna and flora of the Camargue is very rich there are different natural environments as the lagoon, the beach, the ponds, the rice fields, salt marsh. The biodiversity is preserved thanks to sanctuaries where no one is allowed.

During this day we will visit the villages of Salins de Giraud, Aigues Mortes or Les Saintes Maries de La Mer.

Passionate about nature and biodiversity, I have been studying birds for many years. I am fortunate to travel through Provence with other naturalists and experienced bird watchers.
I am volunteer at LPO Bird Protection Leagues, partner of Birdlife International.
Cécile

We participate in the counting of waterbirds during the Ramsar days. The Ramsar Convention is an international treaty adopted on February 2nd 1971 for the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands.

The LPO organizes advanced training in ornithology, surveys to collect data on several bird species, actions whose aim is to protect Biodiversity.

Birdwatching in the Alpilles, Sainte-Victoire and Camargue

  • Walk: 3h30.
  • Difficulty: from easy to medium.
  • Theme: Bird watching and description of their habitat.
  • Material provided by Tours in Provence: 6 pairs of binoculars (8×32 and 8×42)
  • Number of participants: minimum 6, maximum 8.
  • Recommended minimum age: 8 years old.
  • The itinerary and meeting point, communicated to participants during registration.

You may take for these outdoor activities:

  • Water, snack or picnic depending on the schedule of the ride.
  • Hiking boots, clothing adapted to weather conditions.
  • In Camargue pants and a shirt are recommended.
  • For ornithology enthusiasts, take your equipment

Price:
35€ per person.
Contact us to find out about our family offers.

Conditions
Number of participants minimum 6, maximum 8.
Postponement if necessary: number of 6 participants not reached, bad weather. Solution: we will find another date.

These prices do not include: transport, meals, tickets to monuments and museums and tastings which may be chargeable.

Contact us to know our availability. You will be offered an itinerary.
Thanks and see you soon, Cécile, Tours in Provence

Ornithological circuit in a private mini-van

Birdwatching Day Tour

Departure 9.00 am – Back 5.00 pm
Limited to 7 persons.
The cost of lunch is not included; we give you a list of restaurants selected for their local cuisine when you book. Take your choice, Tours in Provence reserves your table

We recommend that you wear light clothing, trousers and T-shirt or long-sleeved shirt and a hat in summer. Remember to use a mosquito repellent, and a windjammer if you come in spring or autumn. Bring binoculars for bird watching, and your camera for your souvenirs!

Contact us if you have any questions and to check the availability.

 

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Pay attention to the signs and respect the areas of prohibited access, especially during nesting times (from February to August, included).
Try to stay on the roads, itineraries and, where appropriate, observatories for observation and photography, avoiding going too far into the natural spaces.
Leave nature as clean as you find it.
Nature reserves cannot disturb, destroy, or collect any animal or plant specimen, either alive or dead or parts of them.
Dogs are leashed so they do not scare birds and are prohibited in nature reserves.

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