Laguna de Barlovento

La Palma  >  Spain

A very large freshwater reservoir with good numbers of waterbirds and songbirds in the surrounding thickets.

Added* by Bas Engels
Most recent update 12 February 2020


Laguna de Barlovento is a large freshwater reservoir in the northeastern part of the island of La Palma. Its a great spot to observe rare waterbird migrants (if present of course), common waterbird species and songbirds in the surrounding thickets.

The reservoir itself is used by large flocks of gulls, being mainly Yellow-legged Gull and small numbers of Lesser Black-backed Gull. Small numbers of Eurasian Coot are also present on the water. With a bit of luck, rare species of duck can be spotted on the lake due to its location and the presence of a large freshwater body. Species that have been observed are Ring-necked Duck and Common Teal. The shores are great for species like Common Greenshank and Grey Wagtail.

The surrounding thickets are good for typical island species, like African Blue Tit, Canary Islands Chiffchaff, Sardinian Warbler, Berthelot's Pipit and Canary.



The area is easy accessable and can be reached by car. You can drive around the reservoir all the way towards the campsite on the southern side of the reservoir.

Terrain and Habitat

Scattered trees and bushes , Forest , Mountain , Lake


Flat , Mountainous , Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring , Spring migration


Paved road , Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Car , Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform


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