Today is albufera birding day in Valencia. Natural Park of the Albufera is one of the best wintering quarters for water birds (waterfowls, waders, cormorants, ardeidas…) and next to bay of Cullera, where we will also find marine birds (the common scoter, the Balearic shearwater…). Actually is the best places for the brand “birdwatching spain”.
Next to them, you will be able to watch birds of prey like the marsh harrier, the booted eagle, the common buzzard or the osprey.
In summer you can observe a great quantity of nesting species, from which 5 of them are ardeida species, standing out: the purple heron, the squacco heron, martinete… And one of the biggest gull and tern colonies in the Mediterranean: the Mediterranean gull, the slender-billed gull and common terns, sandwich terns and little terns.
The Albufera Natural Park is one of the best wintering areas for waterfowl (anatidae, waders, cormorants, ardeids, ...) and seabirds (common Negrón, Balearic Shearwater, ...) of the Iberian Peninsula. Along with them it is possible to observe raptors such as western marsh harrier, booted hawk or buzzard buzzard.
In summer season the nesting of species of ardeidae (imperial heron, scythe heron, martinete, ...) and seagulls such as Audouin's gull or the gull-headed gull is an attraction along with the arrival of numerous passerines.
Our tour begins at the viewpoint of the Gola de Pujol from where we will go to the Interpretation Center of the Raco de l'Olla.
Some of the species that you could see in this activity are, there are a lot of birds in albufera like Sandwich Tern, Bluethroat, Purple Swamphen, Moustached and Savi’s Warbler, Red-knobbed Coot, Hooppoe, Little Tern, Red-Crested Pochard, Common Tern and Gull-billed Tern, Slender-billed and,Balearic Shearwater, Kingfisher, Collared Pratincole, Booted Eagle, Marsh Harrier and great number of wintering waders and ducks.
From there we will go through the roads that cross the rice fields of the area of Marjales de Sueca and Sollana to try to observe the birds that are associated with this ecosystem, especially gulls, like Audouin’s Gull, and waders. We will be especially attentive to some of the most interesting birds in winter such as Morito, Needle, Razorbill, Great Egret.
We will stop to eat in a picnic area of the Montanyeta dels Sants and later we will cross the Tancats of Sueca and the north area of Cullera to end the day in the lighthouse of Cullera where we will be able to watch seabirds.
In summer, our tour begins in the area of Cullera so the encentro point is moved to this location.
It´s a perfect activity for enjoying in Valencia and after you can go to raco del turia restaurant, the perfect mix with birding in Valencia :)
This activity can be cancelled and fully refunded up to 24 hours after booking.
After this time, Actio Birding has established that you have up to 2 days before the activity to cancel and get a refund.
If the activity had to be cancelled because of weather conditions, you would have a full refund.