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© Jaume Bagès
© Jaume Bagès
© Jaume Bagès
© Jaume Bagès
© Jaume Bagès
© Jaume Bagès
© Jaume Bagès
© Jaume Bagès
© Jaume Bagès

SebesNature Reserve

Fishing and resting at Sebes lagoon

The lagoon at Sebes Reserve (Flix) is the ideal place for a multitude of bird species to come as much for breeding as for feeding or resting. Throughout the year an array of birds visit the wetlands at the reserve and even those which live far from the river are drawn here to take a drink. During the summer, not only can we observe birds but also reptiles such as the Galapagos tortoise, which uses perching sites and fallen trunks as a place for taking the sun. Otters have even been seen swimming in these waters.

However, thanks to action taken at the lagoon, more specifically, manually cutting back vegetation and removing exotic fish by electro fishing, the lagoon is now extremely rich in fish and macro invertebrates. This makes it very attractive for birds like the kingfisher, great egret, purple heron, little egret, little bittern, little grebe etc. at present, and during the winter for the Eurasian bittern. You can also see mallards which take advantage of the abundance of fish.

To sum up, this is a great time to see many aquatic birds in full activity from the lagoon observatory and take some wonderful photos like the ones we have!