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The Etang du Grec - Palavas-les-Flots, FR
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Noe1
N 43° 32.313 E 003° 56.207
31T E 575685 N 4821048
Quick Description: The Etang du Grec - Palavas lagoons birds watching sites are part of Natura 2000 network and Ramsar site.
Location: Occitanie, France
Date Posted: 5/25/2015 1:52:42 AM
Waymark Code: WMNYKK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bear and Ragged
Views: 3

Long Description:
The Palavas lagoon ponds are a combination of a string of ponds and wetlands that extend behind a barrier beach, a distance of about 25 km from Palavas-les-Flots and Frontignan.

September lagoons, salt or brackish water and covering 4,000 hectares, are included in the site: Mejean, Greek, Arnel, Prévost, Vic, Peter White and Ingril. These lagoons, called "ponds" has always are characterized by surfaces, depths, salinities and different operations. These lagoons are separated from the sea by a coastal bank, a dune environment and beaches. They are bordered by 2000 acres of wetlands, called peripheral, such as salt marshes.

The site is a critical habitat for birds during the migration period, in particular for the Caspian tern (Sterna caspia) and White Stork (Ciconia ciconia), but also during the breeding season for the Little Tern (Sterna albifrons, over 80% of the population in France) and Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber roseus).
Park Name: The Etang du Grec

Sponsoring Organization: Local authority Palavas-Les-Flots

Handicap Accessible?: Yes

Website: [Web Link]

Entrance Fee: Not Listed

List any Hides, Birding Towers, or other structures to assist in Birdwatching found at the location: Not listed

Parking Coordinates: Not Listed

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