Lagunas de Villafáfila Natural Reserve

Lagunas de Villafáfila Natural Reserve
 

Overview
Located in the north-eastern part of the province of Zamora and in the middle of Tierra de Campos lies the collection of lakes, Las Lagunas de Villafáfila, one of the most important wetlands of northern Spain. This hugely important and popular area is used by aquatic, steppe and migratory birds. It covers an area of 32682ha.

Sightseeing
Close by to Villafáfila are the ruins of the Cistercian monastery of Moreruela. This has been colonised by a great number of white storks.

Geology
Saline lakes of endoreic origin, surrounded by flat farmlands.

Animals/Birds
There are almost 2,000 great bustards living in Las Lagunas de Villafáfila, making it the largest colony of this species in the world. Other birds that visit or breed here include greylag geese, common crane, black winged stilt, white stork, lesser kestrel and western marsh harrier.

 

 
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