Birding the wetlands in Cadiz province: a joy year round!
When we talk about birding in Cadiz, everybody thinks of the bird migration in the Strait or in La Janda lagoon. Quite good places to bird watch both of them. But what happens with the rest of incredibly rewarding wetlands in the province? Here’s why birding the wetlands in Cadiz is always the right choice:
Birding the Laguna de Medina
The Laguna de Medina is a paradise for birders. It’s very accesible, there’s water throughout the year and the diversity of birdlife is just splendid. We went there yesterday with our guests from Finland and were surprised on the amount of flamingoes. Big numbers of white storks were gathering there as well, probably on the way to their always early autumn migration to Africa:
Lots of mallards in the lagoon. And a good number of Little Ringed Plovers. As you can see, not very easy to observe:
Good to observe other wildlife around like steppe birds, with great numbers of Stone Curlew and Crested Lark. Spanish Pond Terrapins were enjoying sun baths wherever they could fit:
Birding smaller lagoons in Cadiz
On the previous day we visited some charming white villages and saw lots of raptors. The late afternoon was the perfect time to having a go on some smaller wetlands near El Puerto de Santa María. We were delighted by the amount of Collared Pratincole and Black tailed Godwit (see picture on the header).
Booted Eagle, Stone Curlew, Barn Owl and Avocet were also some delightful sights. We also encountered an albinism of Red-legged Partridge, it must have been released by some of the local neighbours around.
Once again, good to have enjoyed a great bird watching tour around the province of Cadiz, Spain.
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