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La Cotinière

Ile d'Oléron  >  France

La Cotinière is the 7th largest fishing port in France. It's major asset is gull watching and to a lesser extent seawatching once you've examined every gull.

Added* by Hugo
Most recent update 14 January 2022

Description

La Cotinière is a good place to watch gulls and study variations (age, species). In winter there are a few rarities such as Glaucous Gull or Iceland Gull.

Details

Access

By car to La Cotinière. There are no trains nor buses. Once parked everything is in a radius of 300m.

Terrain and Habitat

Sea , City/village , Beach

Conditions

Flat , Sandy

Circular trail

No

Is a telescope useful?

Yes

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Winter

Route

Paved road , Wide path

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Car

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

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Top 5 birds

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