Nids de Cigognes - Saint Denis du Payré, Pays de la Loire
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bono2333
N 46° 24.850 W 001° 16.749
30T E 632250 N 5141504
Quick Description: [FR] Un site pour observer les cigognes dans leurs nids. [EN] A site to observe the storks in their nests.
Location: Pays de la Loire, France
Date Posted: 2/20/2019 7:21:02 AM
Waymark Code: WM103T3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bear and Ragged
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Long Description:
[FR] Il y a 40 ans, la première cigogne faisait son nid à Saint-Denis-du-Payré. Depuis, elles s’y sont installées. On compte 29 nids dans la commune.
C’est en 1977 que le premier couple de cigogne a été observé dans la commune. Les villageois étaient assez étonnés de cette installation. Ils se demandaient si c’était un hasard, l’affaire d’un couple égaré?? Mais non, finalement, les cigognes sont revenues, le coin leur a plu.

Des nids au centre du bourg.

Lorsque la femelle a succombé, à l’époque, les villageois se sont mobilisés pour en faire venir une autre de Strasbourg. La nature faisant bien les choses, d’autres mâles venus d’Afrique sont arrivés dans le village afin de s’unir à la belle…
Depuis, la Ligue pour la protection des oiseaux (LPO) a accroché des dizaines de nids à des poteaux afin d’attirer d’autres couples.
Aujourd’hui, la population de cigognes blanches est devenue importante dans la commune. On compte 29 nids. En moyenne, une soixantaine de jeunes cigognes naissent, puis grandissent avant de s’envoler vers l’Afrique, chaque année.

Vous trouverez à ces coordonnées le spot parfait pour les observer et s'informer sur ces oiseaux emblématiques du village.

[EN] Forty years ago, the first stork nestled in Saint-Denis-du-Payré. Since then, they have settled there. There are 29 nests in the municipality.
It was in 1977 that the first couple of stork was observed in the commune. The villagers were quite surprised by this installation. They wondered if it was a coincidence, the case of a lost couple? But no, finally, the storks came back, the corner they liked.

Nests in the center of the village.

When the female succumbed, at the time, the villagers mobilized to bring another from Strasbourg. The nature doing things well, other males from Africa arrived in the village to unite with the beautiful ...
Since then, the League for the Protection of Birds (LPO) has hung dozens of nests at poles in order to attract other couples.
Today, the population of white storks has become important in the municipality. There are 29 nests. On average, about 60 young storks are born, then grow before flying to Africa each year.

You will find at these coordinates the perfect spot to observe them and learn about these emblematic birds of the village.

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Park Name: Parc naturel régional du marais poitevin

Sponsoring Organization: Parc naturel régional du marais poitevin / Sud Vendée littoral / Région Pays de la Loire / LPO (Ligue de Protection des Oiseaux)

Handicap Accessible?: Yes

Entrance Fee: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

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A road with many nest roadside along a forest with informations pannel.


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