Birdwatching

Around

and in the Ebro Delta

Oropéndola y nido

Around the house...

En la finca es habitual, a finales de mayo, ver oropéndolas anidando a escasos metros de la casa y escuchar su canto llenando el ambiente. Los abejarucos llegan a mediados de abril y se les suele escuchar parlotear alto en el cielo, formando impresionantes escuadrones que, de repente, se posan al unísono en los algarrobos cercanos. Golondrinas, alcaudones, cucos, abubillas, ruiseñores y torcecuellos son también habituales, junto con búhos reales, que a menudo son escuchados al anochecer con su silueta recortada contra los algarrobos.

También abundan autillos y mochuelos, y los extraños sonidos de los chotacabras hacen del anochecer un momento mágico. Y el águila perdicera tiene habitual refugio aquí, vagando por las abruptas montañas de la cordillera prelitoral, y elevándose sobre los picos escarpados, olivos y laderas cubiertas de pinos.

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 of the Ebro Delta (pdf – 725kb)
Where to go birding in the Ebro Delta.

... and in the Ebro Delta

Rules

* There is flexibility depending on whether there are other guests arriving or departing on the same days.
** For stays longer than 4 days.

For electricity we use a photovoltaic system, designed for the average consumption of 2 people, so we cannot allow the use of high power appliances such as hairdryers (we can provide you with a low consumption one), irons, etc. and we ask you to use them responsibly.

The water at Casa Oriole comes from the rain and is stored in a cistern, so it is not advisable to drink it directly (we will give you a bottle of drinking water on arrival), but for making coffee or boiling water there is no problem. And, as it doesn’t rain much in this area, we ask you to use this precious resource responsibly.