Réserve du Marais d'Orx

Nouvelle Aquitaine  >  France

This site is classified as a National Natural reserve since 1995 (Natura 2000) and converts 776 hectares of lakes, woodlands and wetlands.

Added* by CJMP31
Most recent update 23 March 2023


Today the Réserve du Marais d'Orx constitutes a privileged stopover for migratory birds which find rest and food there. Composed of a mosaic of environments (bodies of water, willows, reed beds, meadows), the Marais d'Orx welcomes in particular a great diversity of water birds, and has become an important site for the wintering of Anatidae. We also observe a large number of species dependent on wetlands (amphibians, reptiles, insects, mammals).



Open every day. Free entrance. From Bayonne, D810 road. Click on a P in the map to get directions to the parking of your choice.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , Wetland , Lake


Flat , Sandy , Wet

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Winter , Spring migration , Autumn migration


Paved road , Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Car , Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform


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