A new destination for Mediterranean bird watching in France ...
Thanks to a particularly rich diversity of habitats, the Languedoc offers some of the best birdwatching in France
, and the Narbonnaise Regional Park and surrounding area is becoming increasingly popular for bird watching holidays.
Local geography and prevailing winds can provide some spectacular birding at the two major migration spots at Leucate
(April-May) and Gruissan
(late July to mid-October).
Resident birds include a wide range of species from Greater flamingo to Bonelli's eagle
and many other birds in between. Colourful summer visitors include Bee-eater, Roller and Golden oriole
, with Lesser grey shrike
and Lesser kestrel
adding further interest. In early summer the noise of the Nightingales
becomes almost deafening and the Eagle owl
is always popular!
Check out the species list
of the top 80 birds you can see in the area month by month. You can also access DIY birding info
on our sister site Birding Languedoc, where you can download a free copy of the "Where to watch birds in the Narbonnaise regional park"
Interesting birds to see all year round, our local knowledge and a network of birding guides
will help make your Languedoc bird watching holiday in the south of France a success.
Come and do your own thing or get a group of 4 to 8 people together
, and we can organise a tailor-made birding trip. We can also cater for larger groups through Birding Languedoc.Spring Migration 2019 Special Offer "Bird watching holiday in the Coastal Corbières"
• 225€ per person for a group of 4
• Includes 5 nights B&B, a welcome dinner and 1 picnic
• A free copy of the English "Where to watch birds in the Narbonnaise" guide
• Advice on all the best bird watching spots and up to date local birding news
• Optional: a day or half-day bird watching with a local guide (not included)
• Valid in March and April 2019
• Other meals available as optional extra by advance arrangement
• Please quote FNH19SpringBW225 when booking!
Spot our resident Bonelli's eagles or summer visiting Short-toed eagles from the terrace, while you sip a glass of the local wine!
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