The delta of the Rio (River) Ebro, formed by silt brought down by the river, sticks 20km out into the Mediterranean near Catalunya's southern border. Dotted with reedy lagoons and fringed by dune backed beaches, this flat and exposed wetland is northern Spain's most important water bird habitat. The October through November migration season sees the peak bird population, with an average of 53,000 ducks and 15,000 coots, but they are also numerous in winter and spring. Ten per cent of all water birds wintering on the Iberian Peninsula choose to stay here.
Greater Flamingos are the delta's most spectacular birds. Almost 2000 of the birds nest here, and since 1992, the delta has been one of only five places in Europe where they reproduce.
Early morning and evening are the best times for bird watching.
Boat trips along the river run daily but the frequency depends on the season.
Nearly half of the delta's 320 sq km are given over to rice growing. Did you ever wonder where the delicious Valencian paella rice originates from? It is fascinating to tour around the delta seeing the lush rice fields, full of water, that surround the rice farms. It really is a quite remarkable place to visit.
Some 77 sq km, mostly along the coasts and around the lagoons, form the Parc Natural Delta de l'Ebre. The 5km long and sandy Platja de l'Eucaliptus beach at the northern end of the delta remains unspoilt by tourism with only a few properties, that have been recently constructed, a couple of bars and restaurants and a campsite. It is still possible to lie on Eucaliptus beach all day with only nature and tranquillity around you.
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