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EMPORDÀ MARSHES

aiguamolls de l'empordà

 

EMPORDÀ MARSHES
The other important offer of the municipality of Castelló d’Empúries is the extension of the Natural Park of Aiguamolls de l’Empordà, with 4,78 hectares, between Rodes mountains to the north and Fluvià River to the south.
Because of its geographic location the marshes has become an important stop and rest point for thousands of birds that make long travels of intercontinental migration between the north of Africa and Europe. Actually, one can observe 324 species of birds and almost 80 nidify regularly.
The most important species of water birds are bittern (Botaurus stellaris), purple heron (Ardea purpurea), marsh harrier (Circus aeruginosus), roller (Coracias garrulus) or lesser greyschrike (Lanius minor), besides other species of marshes fauna and vegetation.