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This time we are going to the countryside bearing one thing in mind : We are determined to offer you routes to enjoy the vegetal kingdom and the fauna richness of our surroundings thanks to our specialised staff.
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Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus). Photo by S. Saavedra.The Tarelo lagoon and The Bonanza salt-marsch (Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Cádiz).

The Tarelo lagoon is a rainy pool , made due to sand extractions during the 80s, which made the freatic level visible and where an interesting population of aquatic birds have made their home together with the surrounding salt-marsh birdfauna.

SYSTEM OF PROTECTION: Natural Park (1989).
LOCATION: 36º 51' latitude north, 6º 19', 6º 19' length west .
EXTENSION: 2.700 hectares.
ALTITUDE: 0-15 at sea level
VEGETATION: The Tarelo Laggon has a reputation for its rich habitat for carrizo (Phragmites australis), enea (Thipha dominguensis), taraje (Tamarix africana) and a small spot of white poplars (Populus alba ).

Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina).BIRDFAUNA: In the Tarelo lagoon we may see :
Great Crested Grebes, Little Grebes, Gey Herons, Little Egrets, Night Egrets, Little Bitterns; Mallards, Gadwals, Wigeons, Pochards,Tuffed Ducks, Ferruginous Ducks, White-headed Ducks, Marbled Teals, Coots, Moorhen Purple Gallinules.......
White-headed Duck (Oxyura leucocephala) In the Pine woods Spanish Imperial Eagles, Buzzards, Black Kites, Short-toed Eagles, Kestrel, Hobbies, Woodpigeons, Magpies, Azure-winged Magpies are also seen.
The salt-marsch concentrates : Greater Flamingos, Avocets, Black-winged Stilts, Spoonbills, Purple Herons, Grey Herons, Little Egrets, cattle Egrets, Ringed Plovers, Dunlins, Whimbrels, Common Sandpipers, Redshanks, Ruffs, Collared Pratincoles, Black-headed Gulls, Slendered- billed Gulls, Mallards, Pintails, Shovelers, Black Kites, Marsh Harriers, Ospreys,.........

ROUTE PRICE: 56 euros per group (4 hours)

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