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BIRDWATCHING ALONG THE FRENCH COAST

Birdwatching along the french coast

We live in the middle of a splendid nature area, and without much effort we have been able to observe quite a few different birds (Little Egret, Sacred Ibis, storks, owls and buzzards.) The best way to discover this area is to start in Bouin. From there you can start your discovery to the west (port du Bec or port des Champs). In the many salt pans you can see a large diversity of species. Especially during the migratory periods the number of species which can be seen here is very impressive. In autumn the sea watching from the far point of the island Noirmoutier can be excellent with south westerly wind. Terns, black tailed godwits, sacred ibises, redshanks are regularly seen birds on this island. In the pine forests of St-Jean-de-Monts you will find Bonelli’s Warblers, Woodlarks, Hoopoes and Tawny Pipits.

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The Sacred Ibis

The Sacred Ibis is a very exotic bird in our region, which is not very often seen in Western Europe but originally escaped from a zoo in Brittany. It’s normal habitat is in Greece and in the Middle East. We have already seen several groups (even groups with more than 20). Particularly impressive, because the adult birds, mainly white with bald black head and black wing ends are almost 70 cm high.

All the documentation ready at your disposal

We have of course all the documentation ready at your disposal. As well as an overview of which birds were seen where and when in our region. What kind of birds to expect where and in what season, you can see below. So for the real bird lovers there is nothing to miss.

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Which species of birds can be seen in our area

Winter

Brent Goose
Wigeon
Grey Plover
Curlew
Sacred Ibis
Brent Goose
Shelduck
Pintail
Wigeon
Golden Plover
Grey Plover
Black-tailed Godwit
Bar-tailed Godwit
Spotted Redshank
Dunlin
Knot
Avocet

Summer

Little EgretShoveler
Montagu’s Harrier
Marsh Harrier
Black Kite
Quail
Black-winged Stilt
Avocet
Kentish Plover
Black-tailed Godwit
Curlew
Short-toed Lark
Wood Lark
Tawny Pipit
Hoopoe
Pied Flycatcher
Bluethroat
Bonelli’s Warbler
Sacred Ibis
Montagu’s Harrier
Marsh Harrier
Garganey
Black-tailed Godwit
Black Tern

Migration

Kentish Plover
Spotted Redshank
Greenshank
Avocet
WimbrelRuff
Black-tailed Godwit
Bar-tailed Godwit
Little Stint
Golden Plover

Discover below our region with its many possibilities

THE VENDÉE

The situation of the Vendée with respect to the UK means that you can be with us within a day by boat and car. Discover the Vendée here.

NATURE

DIn the Vendée approximately 2,500 hectares of nature have been opened for the public to walk and to cycle. Read more

WALKING

The Vendee is a great department to hike. From our home in Beauvoir-sur-Mer and in our area we have set out various routes. Discover the hiking opportunities in our region.

GOLF

With three golf courses within a radius of 35 km and another 7 golf courses within a radius of 60 km, the opportunities to play golf in our area are large. Discover the courses.

PORNIC

The lovely harbour town Pornic is in Breton style and at only 30 km from us. Read more

PASSAGE DU GOIS

We live 800 meters from the Passage du Gois. A submersible road to the island of Noirmoutier, which can be used at low tide. Find out all about the magic Passage du Gois.

BEACHES

We have made an overview of the most beautiful beaches in our area. Read more

NOIRMOUTIER

Discover the versatile island of Noirmoutier at only 5 km with low tide and otherwise always accessible via a bridge. Read more