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27/10/2021

116 flamingo nests are kept in perfect condition in the MónNatura Delta de l'Ebre area

The only place in Catalonia where the flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus) nests is behind the Trinitat salt pans, at Punta de la Banya in the delta del Ebre. And it has been doing so since 1992, when entry was prohibited to create an area with higher protection.

Even so, although they have their young in the spring, when you see them the most is in the fall and winter. And one of the best places to take a good look at them is MónNatura Delta, since we have a lookout point that's on a second floor building and has telescopes to observe the Tancada lagoon (where the cormorants (Phalacrocorax carbo) and the eurasian coots (Fulica atra) are reaching hundreds).

From this building you can also see what is left of the old salt pans of Sant Antoni, now naturalized and with thousands of flamingos that turn this aquatic ecosystem pink.

It was while having an observation check out, and for the second year in a row, that we have again detected that the flamingos have built their curious nests, mounds in the shape of a volcano. Pushed by the "spring" temperatures of these last few weeks, they will probably not lay any eggs when they notice that the weather is getting colder.