Birds and Bird watching
The Ebro Delta is the main wetland in the Western Mediterranean, that’s why it is one of the main destinations for bird watching in Spain, where millions of birds are attracted throughout the year. In the environment of the Ebro Delta you can find a wide variety of coastal habitats, such as long beaches and sandy areas, lagoons with different salinity levels, the river, small riverbank woods and many rice fields. The Ebro Delta as a whole is classified as a SPA, i.e. a Special Protection Zone, for the protection of wild birds. Among the most representative species there is a whole community of herons and the main breeding enclave of terns in Spain. Slender billed gulls also breed here along with the world’s largest colony of Audouin’s gulls. Very commonly sighted breeds include ducks (red-crested pochard, common shelduck) flamingos and waders. To watch these birds, there are 8 ornithological routes throughout the Terres de l’Ebre, and all seasons are good for bird watching, with each season bringing specific species.