Embouchure de l'Adour

Pyrénées-Atlantiques  >  France

A coastal site dedicated to gulls and seawatching sessions in autumn and winter, particularly after 2-3 days of strong west/northwesterly winds.

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Most recent update 25 February 2022


Embouchure de l'Adour is the mouth of the river Adour. This place is an autumn migration attraction. Seawatching sessions provide very good opportunities to see pelagics birds like European Storm Petrel, Leach's Storm Petrel, Cory's Shearwater, Balearic Shearwater, Sooty Shearwater and Sabine's Gull. The coastal beach provides a good habitat for migrating passerines (pipits, wagtails, warblers, flycatchers).



Embouchure de l'Adour is located 5 km north of the town of Biarritz and 5 km west of the village of Bayonne. You can reach the area by car or by bike from Bayonne train station. You can watch on both sides of the river mouth (see the map). Click on a P in the map to get directions to that point.

Terrain and Habitat

Sea , Dunes , Scattered trees and bushes , Beach


Flat , Sandy , Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Autumn , Winter

Best time to visit

Autumn , Autumn migration


Paved road , Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Car

Birdwatching hide / platform


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