Les Barthes de L'Adour

Landes  >  France

13,000 hectare floodplain on north bank of the river Adour east of Saubusse. Useful birding place when flooded. 880 ha protected for hunting and 93ha conserved.

Added* by Iain Crawford
Most recent update 14 November 2022
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The area of Les Barthes de L'Adour attracts swans, geese and dabbling ducks when flooded. When the floods retreat you can see waders, such as Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, egrets and Yellow-legged Gull. Many birds breed in the area including White Stork and Zitting Cisticola. Corn Crake visit on passage and White-tailed Eagle is a winter visitor.



Difficult to access by car when flooded, and telescope essential. Parking places as shown on the map. Nearest train stations is at Saubusse. The walking/cycling routes suggested are between 3 km and 6 km.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , Wetland , Plain , Lake , Mud flats , Agriculture , Grassland , Scattered trees and bushes , River


Flat , Wet , Slippery , High water possible

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit



Wide path , Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Car

Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

Barthes means 'wet meadow' in the Gascon language.


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