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Been there? Done that? Where to go in the Pyrénées-Orientales

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Post by Sallington » Mon 20 Apr 2015 10:28

Can anyone advise if there is a birdwatching and/or wildlife group in the P O? We are based near Prades.
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Post by Gus Morris » Mon 20 Apr 2015 11:15

Google LPO ( League Protection Oiseaux) for your local contact.

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Post by Sue » Mon 20 Apr 2015 13:07

The U3A have or did have a bird watching group.
This lady was a few years ago the contact for the Group you could try her
email jane.lorraine@wanadoo.fr
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Post by Sallington » Mon 20 Apr 2015 14:04

Thanks - have already googled LPO and will try again. I will also try the U3A.

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Post by Allan » Mon 20 Apr 2015 19:06

Don't know about bird-watching groups but there is a magnificent white Stork colony just over the border in Spain at Peralada.

http://www.museucastellperalada.com/en/ ... tell-park/

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Post by Sue » Mon 20 Apr 2015 19:08

Just 1 solitary one flew over ours in Argeles on Saturday. The first one I have seen in nearly 10 years of living here.
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Post by Sallington » Tue 21 Apr 2015 07:59

Thanks everyone. We have been to the Aiguamolls reserve in Spain which is extremely good and to be recommended! It is near L'Emporda to the west of Figures.

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Post by Sallington » Tue 21 Apr 2015 21:33

Thanks Sue/Dylan

We will give it a go!

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Post by Ariègeoise » Fri 24 Apr 2015 10:22

Good to hear from some other birders in the area!

We love Peyriac too. And Aiguamolls, of course - we were there just yesterday and for the first time in my life I was able to photograph nightingales right out in the open, sitting on fences, and one even sat on the ground! Never seen that before. Glossy ibis were there too, plus purple heron, great reed warbler and all the usual suspects! Fantastic place.

Can't help with groups though - I'm not a 'groupie' sort of person - sorry!

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Post by Robert Ferrieux » Fri 24 Apr 2015 14:30

The lagoon at St.Nazaire boasts some flamingo colonies. HF

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Post by rogb » Fri 24 Apr 2015 20:38

Fabulous 24 hour song from nightingales at the moment

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Post by Sallington » Sat 25 Apr 2015 09:34

We have nightingales in the village, which is lovely.

Thank you all for your suggestions

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