THROUGH THE SEASONS
Between diversity and quantity
Over 140 species of birds are spotted every year at the “Michel Brosselin” reserve. In terms of diversity and quantity, every time of year is different and unique. To witness this daily flurry, all you need to do is spend some time at the observatory.
A wide variety in spring and summertime
The migration periods, from late February to May and from late June to October, are synonymous with abundance. Most water birds flying to for their summer or winter homes fly along the shoreline and stop to rest in the more propitious areas of the marshlands. The reserve is therefore an area of perfect tranquillity, giving visitors the opportunity to see the following, for example:
Black-winged Stilt – © B. Perrotin
In autumn, the birds abandon the area
Little by little, the water covered zones dry out and the area becomes temporarily less attractive, at least until the next rainfall.
Winter, the season of prosperity
With the bad weather, wintering birds from Northern Europe, Scandinavia, and even Siberia take possession of the wet meadows which are once again full of water. Depending on the harshness of the climate, there is a larger or smaller number of birds but generally speaking, they are in their hundreds or thousands, including:
Crane is increasingly present in the reserve between October and March