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Casino de Capbreton

Landes  >  France

Free access to 1st floor terrace of the casino. Open to winds but has a roof and shelters from the rain. An excellent place for seabirding during/after storms.

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Description

The Capbreton Casino Waterfront is an excellent seawatching spot during autumn migration. Especially during eastward incoming storms. Red Phalarope, Pomarine Skua, Arctic Skua (Parasitic Jaeger), Sabine's Gull, Great Shearwater, Sooty Shearwater, Balearic Shearwater, European Storm-Petrel, Leach's Storm-Petrel, Black Tern and Arctic Tern are the target species when strong westerlies blow individuals to the beach.

Details

Access

By car to Capbreton. Access to the terrace of the casino by foot only.

Terrain and Habitat

Beach, Sea

Conditions

Flat, Open landscape

Circular trail

No

Is a telescope useful?

Yes

Good birding season

Autumn

Best time to visit

Autumn migration

Route

Paved road

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot, Car

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

Birdingplaces Near

Hossegor lake (north of the Casino) and the sewage work (south of the Casino) are well worth a visit during autumn migration and are known for harbouring rarities during autumn migration.

View birdingplaces in the area that are published on Birdingplaces.eu

Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

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