Reserve d'Arjuzanx

Les Landes  >  France

Biggest French wintering site for Common Crane. But many other birds can be seen.

Added* by Fer Andeweg
Most recent update 29 March 2020
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Located on the territory of 4 municipalities the Arjuzanx site covers 2,679 hectare and has become the largest French wintering site for Common Crane. Among the 177 bird species observed are Western Marsh Harrier, Hen Harrier, Eurasian Nightjar, Red-backed Shrike, Dartford Warbler, Tawny Pipit, Peregrine Falcon, White-tailed Eagle, Common Teal, Black-winged Stilt and Little Ringed Plover. However, it is with the presence in winter of Common Crane that the site is really spectacular.



The park can be reached by bus and car. The park is open all year round and enjoys an exceptional, open access environment on an area of approximately 400 ha. To facilitate the discovery visits are offered accompanied by a nature guide. They are intended for the general public as part of nature walks or thematic events, the main highlight of which is the "Common Crane Show".

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , Wetland



Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Spring , Winter , Autumn

Best time to visit

Spring migration , Autumn migration


Paved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Car , Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

Bird watching hut can only be reached with an excursion organized by the park.


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