RIBADESELLA ESTUARY AND ITS BIRDS

Ribadesella estuary and its birds

Are you in the surroundings of Picos de Europa (Asturias)? How do you feel about having a great time while you and your family learn to identify the most common birds living in the Ribadesella Estuary? Now you have a great opportunity!

With our workshop we show you some of the resident species that live in the estuary and some of the migrating ones. Learn how to distinguish them is easier than you belive with a telescope, a pair of binoculars and someone who helps you. We explain you the differences among them, their way of life, how they feed and if they migrate or not. If you don’t have binoculars don’t worry, we lend you everything you need: a pair of binoculars, a telescope and a little guidebook with the most common birds. All you have to do is enjoy the walk by the estuary side, plain, with no slope.

People watching to the sea
Three people are looking to the sea

The walk usually takes about two hours, we don’t rush, stopping whenever necessary to watch and listen to the highest amount of birds. Comfortable shoes are highly recommended but mountain or tech footwear is not mandatory (the path is flat and with a really low level of difficulty). A pair of boots will always help you to prevent a slip though. Despite the meeting point is near the beach, do not come with flip-flops: the walk could become into something pretty uncomfortable and we want you to enjoy with us!

In order to accomplish our aim of watching as many birds as possible, we kindly ask you to avoid any kind of disturbance for our winged friends. We also would be extremely greatful if you follow our instructions.

A group of ornithologists look through their binoculars
A group of ornithologists look through their binoculars.

You have up to four opportunities per day to walk with us: twice in the morning and twice in the afternoon.

We deppend on the weather: in case of a rainy day we would change the appointment to another one (hopefuly a sunny one!)

Osprey
An osprey is flying over its territory

All participants will be covered by a Public Liability and accidents insurance.

When?: Everyday | Start time: 09:00 / 12:00 / 16:00 / 19:00.
For how long?: 2 hours approx.
How much?: Adults, 10€ | Children from 6 to 12,  8 € | Children under 6, FREE
To whom is it offered: To the general public
What to bring?: Water, comfortable clothes, appropriate shoes, hat/cap, sun cream, binoculars (not mandatory; if you don’t have them, we will provide you with them!!)
Vacancies: 10 people maximum.
Where?: Next to the raised granary (“hórreo”) located nearby the bridge, on the road to Gijón and in the crossroad to Tito Bustillo’s Cave (In case of doubt, check the map).