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La Foradada – A Walk in the Serra de Montsia

Date of walk: 26th December Temperture in Tortosa: 16 degC Mountain Temp: approx 14 degC Distance: 5km This was a great walk up to the ridge the Serra Montsia – a small mountain range which looks out over the Ebro Delta.   It is Walk 29 in the Cicerone Guide Book- …

Purple Heron and Snake at the Ebro Delta

A couple of days ago I accompanied a couple of our guests to the Ebro Delta.  Within minutes of getting onto the Delta we saw Whiskered Tern, Glossy Ibis, Black-winged stilt and more. We visited  bird hides at Riet Vell reserve and around La Tancada lagoon. Just some of the …

The 2011 Birding Challenge – Final Total

And the total for my 2011 Birding Challenge was ….. ..drum roll………….. 158 species! So, I failed to meet the target but I don’t think I failed – if that makes sense!  I suppose I’m a little disappointed that I didn’t get a bit nearer but I achieved  more than …

Barn Owls at the Ebro Delta

It was a stroke of luck that just before I turned off my computer on Saturday night I had a last peek at Facebook and noticed Cristian Jensen’s update: Sunday morning they were going to be ringing Barn Owls at the Riet Vell Nature Reserve on the Ebro Delta! Well, …

The Ebro Delta – a Must for Birders

I have to admit, the first time I visited the Delta I was uninspired. I love mountains, so at first I found the flat landscape quite featureless and boring! Now? I love it! I love it for being different. For the wonderful seasonal changes. And of course for the fabulous …