Ornithology in Camargue

The Camargue: Birds paradise island between land and water

It is on these trails that each season reveals and brings its share of discoveries and where the cycles of the fauna and flora can be seen.

As much for photography amateurs as for ornithologists, the Camargue is a privileged place for bird watching throughout the year.

The Camargue gardoise makes you discover through its ornithological park PONT DE GAU, (27 km from the campsite), the possibility to walk on a natural space of 60 hectares ; and the regional natural reserve : THE SCAMANDER DISCOVERY CENTER, (7 km from the campsite), covering 146 hectares, with a reception and exhibition center, and ideal for discovering the Camargue marshes, even with a stroller and children.

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Birdwatching in the Camargue

  • The Pink Flamingo : this one remains the emblematic bird of the Camargue.
  • The egret garzette is the most common of the egrets.
  • L'Avocette élégante
  • Ashy Heron
  • The Cattle Heron
  • The Black-headed Seagull
  • Le Tadorne de Bellon
  • The Hairy Crab Man
  • The raptors

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Insects in the Camargue

  • The dragonfly
  • The Butterfly

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The horses of Camargue

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The bulls of the Camargue

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The main points of bird watching in the Camargue

For the observation of the various species of birds which populate the Camargue, discover below many places arranged to see and photograph all the species present in the Camargue:

  • The ornithological park of Pont de Gau, towards the Saintes Marie de la Mer
  • The Domaine de la Palissage located near the mouth of the Grand Rhône, towards Salin de Giraud.
  • Les Marais du Viguerat, Mas Thibert at 30 mn from Arles, on a protected site of 1200 ha.
  • La Capelière, near the Etang du Vaccarès.
  • Le Scamandre, located in small Camargue Gardoise. Property of about 140 ha.
  • Les Marais du Verdier, located in Camargue (Bouches-du-Rhône), between Arles and Salin de Giraud, near the hamlet of Sambuc.
  • Theys de l'embouchure du Rhone, south of the Port Saint-Louis-du-Rhône activity zone, a protected site since 1980.
  • La Tour Carbonnière : far panoramic view, up to CEVENNES, (10 km from the campsite)
  • Le Pont de Franquevaux : is a high point, breathtaking view on the Scamandre pond and its reed beds (4 km from the campsite)
  • Le Pont des Tourradons : ideal point to observe the Tavèle de Sultane (5 km from the campsite)

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