The Parc Natural del Delta de l’Ebre is a place where a great diversity of species from all over the world live, being also a breeding ground for many species. This is the resting and wintering area for birds.
It is the second largest lagoon in the Delta de l’Ebre. t’s protected by the Delta Natural Park. It has several viewpoints that allow the observation of the fauna and vegetation of this place. Coastal lagoon with an area of 250 hectares, being a landscape rich in species of birds and fish.
The largest lagoon in the Delta de l’Ebre. Place protected by the Delta de l’Ebre Natural Park. It is an excellent natural space for birdwatching.
Viewpoint built on top of a building, which was Raimundo's house. The observatory is 5m high and is adapted for people with reduced mobility. It is located on the cycle lane of the Bassa de la Tancada. It has got windows and benches for birdwatching.
Viewpoint located in an area where years ago there were rice fields, converted into a wild environment afterwards. Next to the viewpoint is the largest battest box in Europe. Delta de l’Ebre is one of the most important breeding areas for these bats, as the animal takes advantage of the summer to eat a lot and spend the winter in caves or cool places. Bats feed on all kinds of insects, especially mosquitoes, acting as biological controllers of these pests, as they are able to eat between 500 and 1,000 mosquitoes a day.
The rice fields dominate the appearance and landscape of the Delta DE l’Ebre. Smells, colors and shades change at the rate of rice growth with the passage of the seasons. It, apart from being one of the socio-economic engines of the territory, have got a prominent role in the conservation of the natural heritage. The maintenance of this agricultural activity is vital for the conservation of many species and habitats, due to its positive interrelation with the natural environments.
Viewpoint strategically located at the point where the two areas of the L’Encanyissada communicate. It allows to discover the natural elements of part of the protected area of the Delta de l’Ebre. The birds are part of the natural landscape of the Terres de l’Ebre. The beauty of a sunset with the stylized shadow of a group of flamingos in a lagoon is worth seeing. Apart from being one of the most beautiful landscapes in southern Europe, the Delta de l’Ebre has become an international ornithological reference in the southern Mediterranean.
Bassa de la Tancada is the second largest lagoon in the Delta de l‘Ebro. It is rich in species and contains one of the best preserved brackets that borders the lagoon on the sea and bay side. The viewpoint have got an easy accessibility and is located in front of a car park. It has got an adapted ramp that allows you to climb the viewpoint easily. This allows you to observe the natural environment with idyllic landscapes of Delta de l’Ebre.
Viewpoint located in front of the Casa de Fusta, in the Encanyissada pond. The Encanyissada pond is an important place for the nesting of many species of ducks, larids, ardeids and passerines. There are a total of up to 150 species of birds, including the red heron (Ardea purpurea), the little martin (Ixobrychus minutus), the biton (Botaurus stellaris), the golden martin (Ardeola ralloides), the blue cock (Porphyrio porphyrio), the xibec (Netta rufina), the harpoon (Circus aeruginosus), the smoky smelt (Chlidonias hybrida) and the black-throated dipper (Podiceps nigricollis).
Located on the southern coast of the Ebro Delta, the Tower of Sant Joan dels Alfacs is a building that was built by royal order of Philip II, probably around 1576, to monitor and strengthen the defense. from the port of Alfacs. It is currently a ruined structure 50m into the sea, in a shallow area within the Alfacs Bay, surrounded by rice fields in the Ebro Delta. It is an ideal spot for bird watching.
Located in the breathtaking natural landscape of the Ebro Delta, Els Eucaliptus Beach is one of the best-preserved spots in the area.
MónNatura is a space driven by salt, traditional fishing and wildlife observation. It is made up of a set of spaces that give value to the territory and the biodiversity that surrounds it. The Catalunya la Pedrera Foundation has restored the land of the old salt pans of La Tancada, with a surface area of 41.2 hectares, highlighting the environmental value of the area by means of different areas that can be visited and a range of educational and recreational activities that allow visitors to get to know the value of this area of lakes. It is an accessible space for people with reduced mobility.
Riet Vell is a demonstrative project of sustainable development carried out by SEO / BirdLife. It has established a set of activities in the Delta de l'Ebre, that consist of bringing together ecological rice farming and the recovery of natural habitats in wetlands, with applied research criteria. The aim is to favour protected species, the maintenance of environmental quality and landscape, rural development and ecological tourism, carrying out specific programmes of research, conservation, dissemination, public use, environmental education and volunteering.
La Barra del Trabucador is a 6km isthmus that connects the Punta de la Banya with the Delta de l’Ebre. It is a fragile space that during storms or rising tides is seen invading the sea, connecting the Mediterranean sea with the Badia dels Alfacs. It is made up of long beaches of fine sand and shallow water, with warm sea temperatures. Being a very quiet area, being an ideal space for bird watching living in the habitat. It is one of the most photographed areas in the Delta, especially during sunset.
Les salines de la Trinitat take up approximately 1000ha and are located at the Southern end of the Delta de l'Ebre in Badia dels Alfacs. Anually are extracted 25.000 tons of salt and their are exported to the northern Europe. Salt Flower is the type of salt that is most produced as it is a pure salt collected according to traditional techniques, with a sea smell. This activity has got its origins in the Arab era in Delta de l'Ebre. The salt pans are located in the environmental environment of Punta de la Banya, a partial nature reserve. The visit is restricted and permission must be requested from the offices of the Natural Park in order to visit them.
La Bassa de l’Alfacada is a lagoon that was formed as a result of the contribution of sediments from the Migjorn tributary and the growth of the beach. It is a wildlife reserve located in a group of lakes and wetlands that exceed 75 ha. It is an environment of rich landscape and ornithology where there is a great diversity of fauna. It can only be accessed by appointment through the Fundació Catalunya La Pedrera.
The Zigurat viewpoint or Tower of Babel is the highest viewpoint in the Ebro Delta and is located in a strategic point, with privileged views of the mouth of the Ebro, the island of Buda, the island of San Antonio and the Garxal. This is formed by a spectacular wooden platform that allows you to dominate the horizon of the area of the Ebro estuary.
Located halfway between the Badia del Fangar and Platja de l’Arenal, it is an ideal area for birdwatching. It’s a natural environment that has got a rich ecosystem thanks to the great diversity of nutrients that allow the growth of species. Most of these are migratory. The best time to observe the birds is during sunrise and sunset.
The Port Illa de Mar is a natural environment with shallow and calm waters, where the typical flora of the riverbank predominates. The flora is rich in nutrients due to the fauna that lives in the area. It is an ideal place in the interior of the Badia del Fangar. It stands out for the nesting of birds in the Ebro Delta; therefore, it is ideal for observing them.
La Bassa de les Olles has 54 ha and is one of the smallest lagoons in the Ebro Delta. Its area begins on the beach of Arenal de l’Ampolla and extends to the Goleró, communicating with the Bay of Fangar, between fields and dunes, forming a total space of about 373 ha. It is a lagoon formed by helophilic vegetation where a great wealth of environments with a large population of waterfowl predominates. La Bassa de les Olles is a protected area. It has several itineraries that border it.
Punta del Fangar is one peninsula that penetrate into the north of the Delta de l’Ebre, in front of the Badia del Fangar. In the middle of the peninsula is the Faro del Fangar (a lighthouse), one of the most iconic figures. The peninsula is about 6 kilometers long and 3 kilometers wide. The environment consists of a system of sand dunes and mobile dunes, one of the best preserved in the Iberian Peninsula. What stands out most about the environment is the importance of the area for the breeding of seabirds, considered as a refuge and feeding area for migratory bird species. The ideal time to go there is in the spring as it is the time of bird nesting and when more seabirds can be observed.
Riumar is a privileged place as it is located between the mouth of the Ebro river and the sea, within the Delta de l’Ebre Natural Park. It has got a beach formed by natural dunes, about 4km long, extending along the eastern part of the Delta. Within the limits of the Delta de l’Ebre Natural Park, walking through this area allows you to come into direct contact with nature and the birds that inhabit there. You can follow the coast until you reach the Garxal area, which is the mouth of the river. It is an ideal place to observe flamingos.
The Garxal is a wetland which is situaded to the left of the mouth of the river Ebro. It is a shallow lagoon that serves as habitat for birds living in the Delta de l’Ebre. The lagoon has an ecosystem rich in species of flora and fauna, thanks to the entry of fresh water. In the same area there is an adapted viewpoint from where you can see the whole area of the Garxal, formed by several islets. This is located where the river flows into the sea.
The mouth of the River Ebre is characterized by continuous transformations caused by the variation of the flow of the river Ebro, the sediments carried by water or sea conditions. La Gola de Migjorn is one of the ancient mouths of the river Ebre, currently obstructed by a set of sediments. This space is bordered by Illa de Buda, which ends at a beach. It has got a lot of natural interest as it is an observation point for birds that live in the Ebre Delta.
“I speak of the greenness of an immense delta;
I speak of the ibis and pink flamingos in flight.
And I speak of the mallards buzzing in the air
like rocks thrown by a catapult,
of the eel that is as sly as a snake,
the silvery tench of the ponds.
I speak of the long silence where the
fresh water of the river and the bitter sea meet.
I speak of a river amidst reedbeds, tamed;
of orange trees in bloom and tender celery,
of the hoe and the falcon, of the dog on the threshing floor.”
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