Etang Noir

Landes  >  France

52 hectare wetland reserve with open water, reedbeds, surrounding forest and scrub on sandy dune soil.

Added* by Iain Crawford
Most recent update 14 November 2022
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Etang Noir is a popular wintering spot for surface-feeding ducks, and breeding area for marshland passerines. Great Reed Warbler, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Reed Bunting, Golden Oriole, Hoopoe, Water Rail, Yellowhammer, Great Egret, Little Egret, Purple Heron, Gadwall and Garganey. Corn Crake and waders on migration.



The reserve is located west of the main Bayonne-Bordeaux highway and midway between Hossegor and Souston. Click the P on the map for directions. The circular trails marked are each about 1 km.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , Wetland , Scattered trees and bushes , Lake , Reedbeds , Dunes


Flat , High water possible , Wet

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring , Autumn migration


Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform



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