a

Ecopole du Val d'Allier

Auvergne  >  France

Old renaturalized gravel pits. Easy to access with discovery trails and numerous observatories. Beautiful observations throughout the year.

Added* by Fanch Martinet
Most recent update 4 January 2022

Description

Ecopole du Val d'Allier is located on a former quarry along the Allier river. The basins have been redeveloped to create various habitats suitable for avian fauna, ducks of all kinds, water birds, large waders, waders, gulls and rarities that can show up during migration. Among the birds you can encounter are Purple Heron, Squacco Heron, Little Egret, Common Shelduck, Northern Shoveler, Common Kingfisher, Common Tern, Black Tern, Cetti's Warbler and Osprey.

_________________________

Français: Anciennes gravières renaturalisées, facile d'accès, sentiers découverte, observatoires nombreux, de belles observations tout à long de l'année. Ce site est situé sur une ancienne carrière le long de la rivière Allier, les bassins ont été réamènagés pour créer divers habitats propices à la faune aviaire, canards de toutes sortes, oiseaux d'eau, grands échassiers, limicoles, laridés et des espèces de passage parfois exeptionnelles.

Details

Access

Very easy access by road by car, possibility of parking. Click on the P in the map to get directions. From the parking there are paths to access the observatories, on foot or by bike. Please do not cross the barriers that surround the site to avoid disturbing the fauna, especially during the breeding period.

_________________________

Français: Accés très facile par la route en voiture, possibilité de se garer facilement puis sentiers pour accèder aux observatoires, à pied ou en vélo pour la voie verte, ne pas franchir les barrières qui ceinture le site pour le pas déranger la faune présente surtou en période de nidification.

Terrain and Habitat

Mud flats , Scattered trees and bushes , Reedbeds , Wetland

Conditions

Flat , Swampy

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring , Summer , Autumn , Autumn migration , Spring migration

Route

Wide path , Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Car

Birdwatching hide / platform

Yes

Links

View other birding spots in the area that are published on Birdingplaces

Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

Comments & Tips