Great crested grebe (CC BY-3.0-ES 2012/EJ-GV/Irekia-Gobierno Vasco/Peio Murua Alzola)



Birdwatching areas

While small, the geographic characteristics of Txingudi attract one of the most spectacular concentrations of migratory birds to be found in the Basque Country. Situated at the mouth of the Bidasoa River, between the foothills of the Western Pyrenees and the Bay of Biscay, Txingudi attracts migratory landbirds that avoid the Pyrenean mountains, as well as seabirds and waterbirds that migrate along the coast. Species such as the red-breasted merganser, great northern loon, common spoonbill, little ringed plover, purple sandpiper, red knot, sanderling.


Mediterranean gull, great black-backed gull and the common grasshopper warbler can be sighted year-round at the convenient birding routes and observatories.


Protection designation: Ramsar Wetland and Natura 2000 network

Birding Euskadi Information Office: Centro de Interpretación Ekoetxea, Pierre Loti ibilbidea, s/n - 20304 Irun (Gipuzkoa) Tel: 943 619 389

Birding routes: - Jaitzubia Wetland. - Plaiaundi.

Information of interest

Birdwatching areas