BIRDING FROM A CANOE
BIRDING FROM A CANOE
The final stretch of the River Sella, right before the field of tidal influence, hosts a large number of birds. Riparian vegetation shelters many birds, both big and small: White-throated Dipper, Kingfisher, Grey Heron, Sand Martin, Mallard and many more.
Because of the daily canoe descents, birds are used to human presence. Thus, it would be easier for us to observe them. Besides, and thanks to the design of our activity, we will go down the river practically alone and this quiteness will be on our side when it comes to birdwatcing and great sightings.
When: every day at 11 am.
Duration: 3 hours.
How much: 50Euros, of which 20€ go to Frontera Verde and 30€ go for Bidwatch Asturias.
Places: 4 people minimum (could be from different groups). July and August, 6 people minimum. 10 people maximum.
To whom is offered: to the general public.
What to bring: water shoes, towel, sunscreen.
The best way to observe these birds is to remain silent and go down slowly by the river.
Dogs are allowed in this activity. Let them enjoy the canoe trip!
We provide you with binoculars and bird guidebook. We also tell you about the species we watch: how they live, if they are migrants, what they feed on and so on. You can do this activity individually, in pairs or in groups up to 10 people. Children older than 5 are allowded, besides we have special binoculars for them.
For such a special birdwatching activity in the river we have chosen the same canoes used for the Sella River descent. They are easily handled and an instructor will explain us how to use them at the beginning.
Everyone can participate in this activity, you only need to be older than 5 and know how to swim
We have chosen a specific section in the Sella River, between Triongo and Fries. It is 8 km long and the descent lasts for around 3 hours. Along the stretch we find very easy rapids, with level 1-2 (6 is the highest).
What to bring:
We provide you with all the technical equipment needed for the activity:
- Life jackets
- Waterproof drums
- Canoes and blades
Participants only have to bring their personal equipment:
- Swimsuit and a towel
- Water footwear
- Cap and sun cream
- Mobiles fully charged and turned on