The flight of the birds


At sunrise and sunset, especially in the spring and autumn, the skies of the sixteen natural parks and reserves of the regions of Barcelona become covered by birds in nimble flight. It is a wonderful spectacle that fascinates expert naturalists with binoculars and visitors alike, even those who are so unfamiliar with the world of birds that they can barely tell the difference between a sparrow and a swallow. Located in the middle of this ideal landscape for bird watching, the Llobregat Delta stands out as the highlight of the territory. A true ornithological paradise awaits you much closer than you had ever thought! 

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. 

 


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