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Flocks and flocks of birds!

In some years, more than 300,000 birds stop off at the Le Teich Ornithological Reserve in Arcachon Bay.

Marshes, reed beds, meadows and lagoons all await you on a bucolic trip to the Ornithological Reserve.

Good to know: The reserve is open every day all year round from 10 a.m. Before you come, check the reserve-ornithologique-du-teich.com website

You will find information on the best times to visit according to the tides, regular bird counts, etc. Everything you need to know to time your visit just right.

Watch the birds

Did you know that the reserve is home to 260 different bird species all year round? You can admire them close up from the observatories and raised viewpoints along the route. As well as being a wintering ground for migratory birds from the north and east of Europe, it is also an ideal place for nesting. Grey herons, great black-backed gulls, white storks, black-winged stilts, little ringed plovers and plenty of other species all live here together! Before you set off on your visit, pick up a pair of binoculars at reception.

Walk along the paths in the Reserve

This site is a walkers’ and nature lovers’ paradise!

To visit it, choose between a 6-km circuit that will take you around the reserve in 3 to 4 hours, or a shorter route of 2.5 km which is ideal for children but still takes you to the most beautiful spots. Bird hides are situated all along the way so you won’t miss seeing the birds in flight!