Around and in the Ebro Delta

Around the house…

On the farm we regularly have Golden Orioles nesting a few meters from the house in late May, their tuneful song filling the air. Bee Eaters arrive in mid April and can be heard chattering high in the sky and forming squadrons that alight in the Carob trees. Swallows, Woodchat Shrike, Cuckoo, Hoopoe, Nightingale and Wryneck are also abundant along with Eagle Owl often heard and silhouetted on Carob trees at dusk, Scops Owl and Little Owl are abundant too and the strange noises from Nightjars make the evenings a magical time. Bonelli’s Eagle has a stronghold here, where it glides around the mountains of the Prelitoral range, soaring over the craggy peaks, olive groves and pine clad slopes.

…and in the Ebro Delta

The Ebro Delta Nature Reserve is considered to be one of the most important wetlands on the Mediterranean. The park is formed by a series of channels, lagoons and patches of sandy ground which attract a great many migratory and wintering birds with some 95 species of birds breeding there. Audouin’s Gull, Slender Billed Gull, Squacco Heron and Collared Pratincole are notable species you can expect to see. List of Birds-pdf. and Bird Tours.