Miradas de Cantabria

Estás en... Comunidad viajera / Miradas de Cantabria

Miradas de Cantabria

Birdwatching in Cantabria

10 OCTUBRE 2013 | General

Each year, in spring, thousands of birds get to Cantabria ready to spend summer in itsmarshes and natural parks; when autumn arrives, they get ready to fly to hotter places where to stay for thewinter: it is time to do birdwatching.

More than 10 million European tourists enjoy this activity each year, according to theUNWTO. Countries like the UK, Netherlands or Germany have been doing birdwatching for years now.

But, what is Birdwatching? It is an activity based on the study and observation of wild birds. This leisure activity consists basically on countryside journeys to identify different species of birds from their plumage, colors or song.

An activity practiced by country tourism lovers and nature fans looking for relief, that in some cases make a list of species living in one place or, in other cases,the list is made with the different species they have seen in their life time.But most of us just go on a birdwatching guided tourlooking for a special day.

There are several places in Cantabria with birdwatching guided tours or guided routes through marshes, inlets or natural parks, both on the coast or inland. They all supply the material you will need to fully enjoy this experience.

Birdwatching in Cantabria:

On Sundays, from the 22 September to the 13 October,there are special routes to get to know the aquatic birds that live in Santander’s bay. It is compulsory to book in advance (630 258 513).

The Santoña, Victoria and Joyel Natural Park, in the area of Trasmiera, is also a bird refuge all year long.

In Winter, Naturea Cantabria organizes several birdwatchig routes (from 3€ per person). They are carried out in the area of Campoo-Los Valles, the marshes of Santoña or Oyambre Natural Park (+34942049438/ ennaturea@redcantabrarural.com) 

Also, in Noja, SEO/Birdlife has a birdwatching guided routes program from September to December (cantabria@seo.org/+34 942 22 33 51)

Finally, some recommendations to keep in mind when doing birdwatching:

-      Don’t force birds to fly, nor get too close to them when taking a picture

-      Never get close to a nest and by no means touch an egg or an offspring

-      Be respectful to the environment, don’t litter

-      Use the adequate footwear and clothing to spend a day on the countryside

-      Respect private properties

Información útil al viajero

Asociaciones
profesionales

Si eres de los que planifican su viaje hasta el último detalle y quieres realizar ya tus reservas, te interesan estos enlaces (ocio y cultura, restauración, alojamiento, transporte, congresos...)

App

La información más útil para tu visita a Cantabria

Mapas de Cantabria

android Android android IPhone android IPad

We love Cantabria

Comunidad viajera, participa y visita nuestro perfil en facebook
x

Utilizamos cookies propias y de terceros para mejorar nuestros servicios. Si continúa navegando, consideramos que acepta su uso. Puede obtener más información, o bien conocer cómo cambiar la configuración, en nuestra política de cookies

¡Ven a Cantabria! Comparadores y reserva online de hoteles y vuelos

Información turística

 901 111 112

Otros teléfonos de interés

Dirección general de turismo: 942 208 296 | Cantur: 942 31 89 50 | Departamento de subvenciones: 942 208 295 | Departamento de inspección: 942 208 291 | Departamento de expedientes sancionadores: 942 208 299 | Departamento de hostelería: 942 208 595

Dudas, comentarios... Formulario de contacto
Portal oficial de turismo de Cantabria

Mapa Web | Política de privacidad | Política de calidad

Cantabria Infinita Gobierno de Cantabria Camino Lebaniego El soplado