Parc Natural dels Aiguamolls de l'Emporda

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Parc Natural dels Aiguamolls de l'Emporda

Parc Natural dels Aiguamolls de l'Emporda
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foxtail1
Catawba, VA197 contributions
Mar 2020
I spent a lovely time here birdwatching. There are various habitats and a wide range of birds to see. There are a number of blinds for watching waterbirds. I visited midweek, so there were a number of school groups earlier in my visit, but it quieted down after noon.
Written April 2, 2020
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auntieshaz21
Lanton, France706 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
We visited this place three times during our holiday - once entering from El Cortalet, clear directions from St. Pere Pescador. You'll need five euros to buy a ticket from the information centre to exit the car park and the other two times around the lagoons at Estany Europa. We spotted over 50 different species incl. black Ibiz, Great Reed Warblers, Corn Bunting, Goshawk and many many more! We were luckily enough to encounter an American Crayfish who thought he would have a go at attacking my husband and Red-eared sliders.
Written June 24, 2018
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Steve L
Javea, Spain198 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
Went here in June, so what we saw is what occurs naturally at that time of year, I would imagine if you go earlier you will see a lot different to us and likewise should you go later in the year.
First off this park is free to walk around, yes you have to get to it and if it's by car, you pay a 5€ fee for parking all day.
The information centre will give you a route map pointing out the two main routes,
( Itinerari ) at this time of year, route one was the busiest with bird life, from storks nesting, nightingales, goldfinch, lizards, marsh harriers hunting, egrets, numerous water birds, huge carp and more..... A lot of this walk is along tree lined paths so there is shade but I would advise you to take water, sun cream and mosquito repellent as there is a lot of water around, much of which is standing still. There are plenty of hides to occupy your time if you are into bird watching, if not this part is still a pleasant place to walk around. Should you do walk two, down to the beach, don't stop at the boundary of the park, walk onto the beach, turn right and within 50 yards is a bar/restaurant that serves the beach and camping ground. It's not advertised in the Parks brochure nor mentioned in the reviews but it's a very welcome place to stop and refresh yourself after almost 5km. On this second walk, by all means follow the signs to storage towers (Senillosa), which you can climb up inside for a view over the park and if lucky like us, be eye level with a marsh harrier as he hunts for food on the ground below, then when he finds it the acrobatic ariel display between him and the parents of who ever he has in his sights, on this occasion the parents won by the way....... I would not recommend the remainder of this particular route as it is basically running along side a road, we saw nothing, rather walk back and take the route through the centre of the park to the beach, via hides 9 & 10.
We spent possibly five hours here in total, not all of it walking but certainly a lot of it taking photographs, so make sure you are fully charged up should you go here. It's also possibly not the best place to take young children, they ask you to be quiet, the occupants of the hides are not best pleased when children or in fact anyone noisy enters the hide and I doubt if there is enough to keep them happy there, although the small cabin selling drinks, sweets and food in the car park may help towards keeping them sweet and cheerful...........
Written June 22, 2017
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Ruth400
Durham, NC52 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
Even for non-birders, this was a lovely day. There is a very good path (almost a small road), that takes you to various blinds, which have good posters naming the species of birds, mammals, and water creatures you may see. We saw a stork with two chicks in a nest very close to the trail. Also some white horses, and cows.
There are also glorious views across marshes, ponds, and fields. The first leg of the trail is about 2.4 km, the second leg all the way to the beach is another 2.3 km, making a total round trip of about 9.5 km to the beach and back. Take your time and watch the various birds foraging, preening, and nesting. We saw an otter! Half to two thirds of the path is shaded; in the open sun as you get closer to the beach. There were about 100 kite boarders sailing off the coast the windy day we were there. A great place for children to see a lot and come home well exercised.
The path is broad, smooth, and well-tended -- suitable for a stroller or wheelchair except for the last bit at the beach (sandy). Most of the blinds have ramps. The climb to the top of the tower affords breathtaking views of the marsh, the sea, and the Pyrenees and Cap Norfeu in the distance.
This would be spectacular during the migration season for birders, but it was a wonderful, peaceful walk and we enjoyed all we saw.
There is a nice picnic ground at the entrance, and a small kiosk selling food and drink. There is no entrance fee per se; only a 5 Euro (per car) cost to exit the parking lot.
Written June 8, 2019
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Debbie R
Leeds, UK171 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
We had intended to go for a short stroll but ended up spending most of the day here as there is so much to see. Parking costs 5 euros which us very reasonable given that it gives you access to a variety of footpaths, viewing areas and the visitors centre. The visitors’ centre will supply you with a map showing footpaths and hides.
During our walk we saw flamingos, deer, heron, storks, various ducks including shelduck, pink footed geese, Marsh harriers, lots of butterflies, hundreds of dragonflies, crickets, lizards and frogs. We walked all the way to the beach and back then had a picnic at the benches in the car park. There is a snack bar there that sells cold drinks, including beer and wine, hot drinks and cooked snacks. We ate our own food but purchased cold drinks. We then visited the hides near the visitors centre,
There are toilets at the visitors centre and the tower observation point. It is well worth the climb up the tower for the view over the whole park.
Written October 22, 2018
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Nicole M
Dubai, United Arab Emirates47 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
We spent quite a few hours here, walking through shady lanes, along water ways and stopped for some bird spotting too. We were very lucky, as we spotted some deer in the fields. We brought a packed lunch with no problem. We also enjoyed walking up the lookout tower.
Written October 8, 2018
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EmiliaR50
Barcelona, Spain99 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
You can go there almost any time of the year. The landscape is very beatyfull. Obviously the migration time is the best to see birds.
Well indicated the itinerary . Good info and planta of bird watching places.
Written May 1, 2018
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Alan L
Cahors48 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
Nesting White Storms, Ibis, flamingos, hoopoes and many more all to the musical accompaniment of numerous nightingales.
Fabulous place to spend many hours but beware you cannot use your bike in the Parc.
Written April 22, 2018
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Colin T
Saint-Pons-de-Mauchiens, France22 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
Visited on the first day of Spring and it was the best we have seen it. An enormous array of birds( and deer), and very quiet. Lots of storks starting to nest, flamingoes, ibises, herons, masse s of ducks, snipe, cormorants, egrets and early swallows and martins
Written March 28, 2018
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EJCSF
Santa Fe, NM63 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
Lots of standing water and a cool duck viewing area. Other than that, not worth the effort to go so far out of the way. Wished we had stayed at the Empuries ruins by the sea instead.

We did get some mementos - at least one mosquito bite each.
Written June 24, 2018
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