Parc Natural del Aiguamolls de l'Emporda

Parc Natural del Aiguamolls de l'Emporda

The Natural Park of Aiguamolls de l’Empordà, covers 478 ha and is found between Rodes mountains to the north and the Fluvià River to the south. The Aiguamolls is actually three reserves. The Estanys reserve consists largely of cane fields, floodplains and bullrushes. The Llaunes reserve has coastal lakes, saltmarshes and dunes whilst the Illa de Caramany reserve in the centre of the Fluvia is a hub for nesting birds.These reserves are particularly important sites migratory birds.

For information on the park head to the tourist information centre El Cortalet, Cra de San Pere Pescador.

Over 300 different species of bird have been recorded here. The most important species of water birds are bittern, purple heron, marsh harrier, roller or lesser greyschrike. It is one of the most important stopping points in Europe for the spring and autumn migration by millions of birds crossing the Mediterranean to and from Africa. Otter and the White Stork , species were successfully reintroduced some years ago, and the Threespine Stickleback and the Killifish are two fish which are typical in these waters and unique to the area.

The plants such as salicor (found on the seabed), European Beach Grass (found on the sands along the beachfront) and the Yellow Flag Iris are typical plants found in the Natural Park of Aiguamolls de l’Empordà.


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