Lac de Puydarrieux

Occitanie  >  France

Nice reservoir with a protected area in its southern part. Well known for Common Crane wintering.

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Most recent update 12 February 2020
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The very special atmosphere when thousands of Common Crane take off at sunrise or settle down for the night at sunset. Other nice birds you can see here are Osprey, Peregrine Falcon, Red Kite, Black-winged Kite, Eurasian Wigeon, Common Kingfisher, Yellowhammer and Cirl Bunting.



From Tarbes D632 to Trie-sur-Baïse.

From Lanemezan, D939 to Trie-sur-Baïse.

From Auch, N21 and D2.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , Wetland , Plain , Lake , Scattered trees and bushes , River


Hilly , Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit



Paved road , Wide path

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Car , Foot , Bicycle , Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

To walk around the lake is 8,6 km.

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