The flight of the birds
Between the Garraf massif and the Serra de Collserola mountain range, the Llobregat Delta has one of the most important wetlands in Catalonia. It is important for its size, important for its variety of habitats and important for its wildlife, especially waterfowl, as it is located in the middle of the migratory route for birds from northern Europe to Africa. In fact, more than 350 species of birds visit the delta every year, delighted with a space in which they can enjoy special protection.
In the lagoons and pine forests, on the dunes and beaches, in the meadows and crop fields, you will find many birds that are difficult to see elsewhere: all you have to do is wear comfortable shoes, open your eyes wide and follow any of the trails that are designed to help you explore the natural areas of the delta. If you get tired of walking, you can always take a break for a while in one of the observation hides and quietly admire how the different species of birds swim, rest, nest and take flight.
And if you want to take your ornithological experience to another level, you can also sign up to the nature activities that are regularly organised in the Llobregat Delta. Accompanied by an expert, you will discover the area's most significant birds, learn to recognise their songs, detect their distinctive features and return home with your head full of indelible images of these pilgrims of the sky.
October 4th is World Bird Day, and, in the regions of Barcelona, it is celebrated with various events aimed at promoting respect for nature. If you want more information, check out the calendar of events on the website of the Natural Park Network.