The Parc Natural dels Aiguamolls de l'Empordà
is a natural park
, Spain. It forms part of the Bay of Roses
and, like the Ebro Delta
, was a malarial
swampland. The marshland
lies between the Rivers Fluvià
. It is the second largest wetland in Catalonia at over 4800 hectares and was established in 1983.
During the 19th century much of the marsh was drained as canals were created and the land converted to agriculture. However virgin marsh and dunes remained and was given Natural Park status in the 1980s after a campaign to save the area from development.
The park is home to 327 different species. Great Spotted Cuckoo
, Collared Pratincole
are among its many birds. The park offers seven hides and one tower for bird watchers.
They are connected through a plain dirt track which allows wheelchairs. Aiguamolls de l'Empordà
Keywords:AIGUAMOLLS DE l'EMPORDA, animals, antoni uni, aves, catalonia, catalunya, costabrava, fauna, nature, spain
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