Pont du Gard

Gard  >  France

In the wider area of the Pont du Gard (worth a visit in itself) many European Bee-eater fly around or sit on wires. Also a chance on Hoopoe and Bonelli's Eagle.

Added* by Niek Muziek
Most recent update 3 September 2022


The Roman aqueduct of the Pont du Gard is an icon that is worth a visit in its own right. But you can also encounter interesting birds in the area. European Bee-eater and Hoopoe are two striking birds that you can see in the wider area of the Pont du Gard. Black Kite is a often seen and if you are very lucky you can spot the rare Bonelli's Eagle (two pairs nest in the Gorge du Gardon). Other birds you can encounter include Rock Dove, European Turtle Dove, Alpine Swift, Little Egret, Golden Oriole, Crag Martin, Rock Sparrow and Common Nightingale.


Français: L'aqueduc romain du Pont du Gard est une icône qui vaut à lui seul le détour. Mais vous pouvez également rencontrer des oiseaux intéressants dans la région. European Bee-eater et Hoopoe sont deux oiseaux frappants que vous pouvez voir dans la zone plus large du Pont du Gard. Black Kite est souvent vu et si vous êtes très chanceux, vous pouvez apercevoir le rare Bonelli's Eagle (deux couples nichent dans les Gorges du Gardon). D'autres oiseaux que vous pouvez rencontrer incluent Rock Dove, European Turtle Dove, Alpine Swift, Little Egret, Golden Oriole, Crag Martin, Rock Sparrow et Common Nightingale.



The Pont du Gard is well signposted from Remoulins. Parking at the Pont du Gard is quite expensive, but a short drive in the direction of Uzès gives free parking within walking distance of the Pont du Gard and immediately the opportunity to encounter European Bee-eater and Hoopoe.


Français: Le Pont du Gard est bien indiqué depuis Remoulins. Se garer au Pont du Gard est assez cher, mais un court trajet en direction d'Uzès offre un parking gratuit à distance de marche du Pont du Gard et immédiatement l'occasion de rencontrer European Bee-eater et Hoopoe.

Terrain and Habitat

Canyon/cliff , Plain , Scattered trees and bushes


Rocky , Open landscape , Hilly

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

Summer , Spring

Best time to visit

Summer , Spring


Paved road

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Car

Birdwatching hide / platform


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