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© Josep Maria Navarro
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© Josep Maria Navarro
© Josep Maria Navarro
© Alain Fabré
© Josep M. Torras
© Agustí Olivé
© Josep Maria Navarro
© Alain Fabré
© Josep Maria Navarro
© Agustí Olivé
© Josep Maria Navarro
© Josep M. Torras

SebesNature Reserve

Sebes, reed beds for birds

Reed beds are one of the largest most typical habitats at Sebes Nature Reserve. In fact, there are more than 60 hectares of reeds, which represents one of the most interesting habitats for small birds. Eurasian reed warblers, great tits, common chiffchaffs, lesser whitethroats and all kinds of passerines use this area for breeding, feeding or resting during migration. Thanks to monitoring, made possible with scientific ringing, almost all species of Eurasian reed warblers, including the more rare ones, have been spotted in Sebes during migration.

However, the spring season is the time to observe the last migrants and those who come to breed year after year in the reed beds at Sebes. The great reed warbler, Eurasian reed warbler, moustached warbler, Eurasian penduline tit, cettiÕs warbler, reed bunting etc., a multitude of small birds gather in the refuge of the reed beds, where their natural behaviour can be observed from one of the many different observatories at the reserve.

Observing them, as well as taking photographs of them, is without doubt a challenge. So here are some great pictures taken by photographers who visit us regularly. Come and accept the challenge to take photos of these small, elusive birds who share the habitat with other larger species you can observe here, such as: the little bittern, common cuckoo, purple heron and the low, watchful flight of the marsh harrier, which is the symbol of Sebes Reserve.