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Domaine des Oiseaux

Occitanie  >  France

Former gravel pit used for the construction of the highway and redeveloped into a nature reserve by the town of Mazères and the local hunting federation.

Added by CJMP31

Description

The Domaine des Oiseaux is spread over nearly 100 hectares. It is a rest and catering area for migrating birds on the way to and from there breeding grounds. For birdwatchers it is a nice stopover for migrating wildfowl and waders. Birds you can see here are Common SnipeWhite StorkGreen SandpiperBlack-winged StiltWater RailHoopoe and Glossy Ibis.

Details

Access

About 1 hour drive South of Toulouse by higway A66, exit Mazères or by D820 to Cintegabelle and then D35 to Mazères.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland, Forest, Plain, Lake, Scattered trees and bushes, River

Conditions

Flat, Swampy, Open landscape

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Yes

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Autumn migration, Spring migration

Route

Wide path, Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle, Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform

Yes

Extra info

Open every day. Free entrance. The route shown on the map is 6,5 km.

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Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

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