Etangs de Sanguinet et Biscarosse

Gironde  >  France

Two coastal freshwater lakes, primarily interesting in autumn and winter.

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Most recent update 25 February 2022
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Etangs de Sanguinet et Biscarosse are two lakes that attract numerous wintering species (October-March). They are part of the coastal lake chain - stretching from Hourtin lake to the mouth of Adour - that are really worth a visit in autumn and winter. Among the birds you can encounter are Slavonian Grebe (Horned Grebe), Black-necked Grebe, Black-throated Diver (Arctic Loon), Red-throated Diver, Great Northern Diver (Common Loon), Red-breasted Merganser, Greater Scaup, Velvet Scoter, Caspian Gull and Great Bittern.



Access by car mostly. You can park on different places. Click on a P in the map to get directions to that point.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , Wetland , Reedbeds , Lake , Plain


Flat , Sandy , Wet

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

Autumn , Winter

Best time to visit

Autumn migration , Autumn , Winter


Paved road , Wide path , Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Car

Birdwatching hide / platform


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