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Mas de l'olivie, Les Alpilles

Massif des Alpilles  >  France

Low rocky outcrops behind the hotel of Mas de l"Oulivie, supports several iconic birds of the region. 

Description

This is one of the best sites in Western Europe to see the ever-elusive Eurasian Eagle Owl which is quite numerous is Les Alpilles, as wel as many other species. The area is best visited in either the end of winter (when the owls are calling) or in spring (when they are breeding and the area is at it's most stunning), although the owls and many other species may be seen year-round. 

Details

Access

From Les Baux follow the minor D78f for around 2,8 kilometres, the hotel is located on the right of the road. Park on the track just left of the hotel and walk up to the rockface that appears behind it, find a good spot to overlook it. Always keep you distance and of course don't disturb the birds.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest, Mountain, Canyon, Agriculture, Valley, Plateau, Scattered trees and bushes

Conditions

Mountainous, Hilly, Rocky

Circular trail

No

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Winter, Spring

Route

Wide path

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle, Car, Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

Birdingplaces Near

Both the Camargue and the plain of the Crau are located quite close to Les Alpilles. 

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

Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

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