Le Muret

Aveyron  >  France

This hilly area is characterized by lakes, fields, woods and lots of shrubbery and earthen walls with old trees that separate the agricultural plots.

Added* by Stef van Zimmeren
Most recent update 23 January 2023


We regularly stay at camping Le Muret near Saint-Salvadou. This campsite is a bird magnet in the region. In the summer you can frequently observe Golden Oriole, but also Spotted Flycatcher hunting insects above the local lakes. From the campsite you can take a beautiful circular walk (5 km, see the map, good walking legs recommended) that leads you through varied habitats. For example, in 2022 we saw young Red-backed Shrike who were still being fed on the electrical cables . Other birds you can see in the area are: Hoopoe, Cirl Bunting, Red Kite, Black Kite, European Turtle Dove, Pied Flycatcher, Tawny Owl, Common Raven, Common Buzzard, Firecrest, Middle Spotted Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Eurasian Nuthatch, Eurasian Blue Tit, Great Tit, Wood Warbler, Willow Warbler, Short-toed Treecreeper and Grey Heron.


Français: Une zone vallonnée est caractérisée par des lacs, des champs, des bois et de nombreux buissons et murs de terre avec de vieux arbres qui séparent les parcelles agricoles. Depuis camping Le Muret, vous pouvez faire une belle promenade circulaire (5 km, voir la carte) qui vous mène à travers des habitats variés.



The area is best explored on foot. It is extremely quiet, so every sound will betray your presence. On the other hand, some birds can be heard from a great distance. You can park opposite camping Le Muret (click on the P in the map for directions). There you can treat yourself to an espresso or a beer after your walk. The marked route (5 km) is largely on the asphalt road. The gradients in the area are impressive, so unfortunately unsuitable for wheelchairs.


Français: Mieux exploré à pied. Vous pouvez vous garer en face du camping Le Muret (cliquez sur le P du plan pour l'itinéraire). Le parcours (5 km) est en grande partie sur la route goudronnée. Les dénivelés de la promenade sont impressionnants, donc malheureusement inadaptés aux fauteuils roulants.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , Grassland , Scattered trees and bushes , Plateau , Agriculture , Lake , Mountain


Hilly , Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Summer , Spring

Best time to visit



Paved road

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

I myself have only visited this area in the summer. Very curious if there are birdwatchers who have experience with this area in the winter months. Please leave a comment at the bottom of this page and I can include your experiences in the text.

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