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La Charca de Maspalomas

Gran Canaria, Canary Islands  >  Spain

In the Maspalomas Nature Reserve, near Playa del Ingles, La Charca is a lagoon which runs parallel to the footpath and dune system. Many birds can be seen here.

Añadido* por Rob Bishop
Última actualización 13 abril 2020

Descripción

The Charca de Maspalomas is a ideal location to watch aquatic birds. This brackish lagoon full of tamarisks and reeds is in southeast Gran Canaria within the Maspalomas Dunes nature reserve at the southern tip of Gran Canaria. It’s just 200 metres from the iconic Maspalomas lighthouse. A walkway along the western edge of the lagoon is the best spot for photography and binoculars. You will be able to observe the birds from the observation deck which has seats and a notice board. You will see as many as 24 species of migratory and resident birds. Garza Real and Garceta Común are resident, while Correlimos Tridáctilo search the mud bottom of this quiet wetland. Gaviota Patiamarilla fly overhead and Focha Común and Gallineta Común are common. The area gets occasional visits from Águila Pescadora and Halcón Tagarote.

Detalles

Accesso

Maspalomas is served by the Faro de Maspalomas bus station which is located near the lighthouse at the end of Avenida Cristobal Colon. Bus services can directly reach this area via the local holiday resorts, Las Palmas and the airport. It is a short walk to La Charca following local maps and signposts. A taxi rank is next to reserve and street parking for cars can be found nearby. The footpath alongside the reserve gives easy access. Walks along the dunes are cordoned off to stop access to reserve, but birds can still be observed.

Terreno y habitat

Dunas , Humedal , Playa , Mar

Condiciones

Arenoso

Camino circular

No

¿Se necesita telescopio?

Puede ser útil

Buena época para el avistamiento de aves

Todo el año

Mejor momento para visitar

Invierno , Primavera , Otoño

Ruta

Camino pavimentado , Camino ancho

Camino difícil de andar

Fácil

Accesible vía

A pie , Bicicleta , Silla de ruedas , Coche

Escondite de observación / plataforma

Información extra

Starting from the lighthouse a walk takes you northward along the side of this National Park Reserve and up to the Tony Gallardo reserve. It is teeming with wildlife which is quite visible from the lookout point with information boards about birds and wildlife near where the buses drop off and pick up tourists. Many different birds such as Avoceta Común, Archibebe Claro, Espátula Común, Cernícalo vulgar, herons, Garceta Común, Zarapito Trinador, Chorlitejo Chico and waders. Warning to avoid area at dusk as it attracts a lot of mosquitoes.

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