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La Crau

Arles-Crau-Camargue-Montagnette  >  France

A vast Mediterranean stone steppe with very interesting and rare bird species in France like Little Bustard and Pin-tailed Sandgrouse.

Added by Thiemo Karwinkel

Description

The Crau is one of the last mediterranean stone steppes and therefore holds many rare species. Sadly it is under high pressure of land-use and agriculture. Car testing areas and an airport have covered parts of the steppe in recent times. Nevertheless steppe breeding birds like the Little BustardPin-tailed Sandgrouse and Calandra Lark still survive and can be seen in La Crau. In Winter you can also see flocks of European Golden-Plover and Northern Lapwing or even Richard's Pipit.

Details

Access

There is a nice car parking area - see the P on the map. The best tracks are drawn on the map, but there might be even more tracks.

Terrain and Habitat

Grassland, Steppe

Conditions

No shadow, Dry, Open landscape, Dusty

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring

Route

Unpaved road, Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

Links

View birdingplaces in the area that are published on Birdingplaces.eu

Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

Comments

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