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Camargue - Digue à la Mer

Camargue  >  France

A fantastic stretch of lagoons and saltmarshes with numerous bird species and a joy to cycle along this trail to watch birds.

Added by John Morecroft

Description

This sea embankment stretches from Saintes Maries-de-la-Mer to Salin-de-Giraud and crosses the southern sector of the Camargue Nature Reserve. It offers 20 km of foot and cycle paths from which you can discover the wild open spaces of the lagoons and saltmarshes. The track across the embankment is open throughout the year. It is strictly forbidden to leave the track and venture onto the dunes, even on foot. So please respect this!

Birds you can see here all year round : Greater Flamingo, Common Shelduck, Eurasian Spoonbill, Avocet, Eurasian Curlew, Common Redshank, Mediterranean Gull, Kentish Plover, Dartford Warbler, Crested Lark. In summer: Little Tern, Eurasian Oystercatcher, Tawny Pipit, Western Yellow Wagtail. In winter: Dunlin, Little Stint, Sanderling. During migration: Caspian Tern and Whimbrel.

Details

Access

Park in Saintes-Maries or the car-park at Etang du Fangassier and explore the trail from there. Click on the P on the map to get directions.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland, Lake, Beach, Mud flats, Sea, Dunes

Conditions

Flat, Open landscape

Circular trail

No

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring migration, Autumn migration

Route

Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform

Yes

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Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

Comments

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