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PicampallOrnithological Association

Picampall Nature School 2015

For the second semester of 2015 Picampall invites you to participate in the following activities:

5 September

A night of bats
Theory and practical classes

Meeting place
Ebro Delta Nature Park classrooms (Av. Catalunya, 46, Deltebre)

Bats at the Ebro Delta mainly eat mosquitoes and midges, and studies recently carried out have confirmed that they are powerful controllers of plagues of rice borers (Chilo supressalis). This makes insectivorous bats real natural bio-insecticides, as well as an environmentally and agro-ecosystem friendly alternative. Beneficial repercussions of this alternative are mainly in the savings on insecticide treatments, and in avoiding the application of long and short term toxins which affect the whole food chain, thus improving the quality of water, land and crops as well as public health


18:45h Meet at the warehouse in the Ebro Delta Nature Park (C. Girona, Deltebre)
19:00–20:30h Workshop on how to make box-shelters for bats
20:30-21:30h Talk “Our bats and those from around the world”
21:30-22:15h Night-time walk to watch the bats by using ultrasound detectors

Xavier Porres, who works at the Ebro Delta Nature Park. He has collaborated on various projects concerning bats from the Ebro Delta for many years.

Those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. We recommend that participants bring a hammer and gloves. The material for making box-shelters will be provided by the organization. For the night time walk you must: bring a torch, insect repellent and wear adequate footwear and clothes. Bringing a sandwich for dinner is optional.

This course is free and is subsidized by the Ebro Delta Nature Park. There are limited places.

Birds in Terra Alta

Practical outing:
The outing on Saturday afternoon will take place near Gandesa. On Sunday it will be in the area around Pobla de Massaluca.

Meeting point

On this course we are going to learn how to tell the difference between the most common species in the region, about where they live and how to find them.


Saturday 17 October

9:30 a 13:00h We will find out about the most common species to be seen in Terra Alta, in both Els Ports and agricultural areas. Where the best places in the region are, what material we should use, etc.
17:00 a 20:00h Salida de campo para conocer las especies más comunes, ver en que hábitats se mueven y como detectarlas.

Sunday 18 October

9:30 a 13:00h Outing to countryside. On this outing we are going to focus on birds of prey, we will learn what the most common species are in Terra Alta and about the characteristics used to tell the difference between them.

Pere Josa is a technician in forest and landscape management as well as wildlife consultant, specializing in ornithology and research based on ringing. During recent years he has participated in different biodiversity monitoring programmes in Catalonia.

You must take seasonal clothing, appropriate footwear, binoculars, breakfast, snack and drink. Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.

Information and registration
Call +34 608 865 566, or or

Adults: €25 members; €35 non-members. Under 18’s: €20 members, €30 non-members. Payments to bank account number 2100 1439 59 0200075483 at CaixaBank-La Caixa.

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