You have to use the word ‘spectacular’ to describe the Ebro delta. It is the second largest and most important wetland area on the Spanish Mediterranean coast. It is 200 km southwest of Barcelona and is an extensive, flat marsh area at the mouth of the river Ebro which is formed by sediments transported seawards by the river, a process which began hundreds of years ago and still continues to change the shape and appearance of the land today.
The delta contains lagoon, dune and shallow beach habitats, as well as the river and its riparian woodlands. It is dominated by human activities and the vast majority of the land is used for agricultural purposes. You will find rice fields alongside small fruit plantations and salt pans, all adding to the delta’s diversity.
The Ebro Delta attracts millions of birds throughout the year. Thousands of shorebirds, gulls and terns raise their chicks in the relatively open areas. Greater Flamingo, Common, Sandwich and Gull-billed, Squacco Heron, Little Bittern, Avocet and Scops Owl add to the amazing list of birds you can see here.
You’ll be living amongst all this amazing wildlife, helping the local NGO care for, record and monitor its activity as well as communicating your growing knowledge of the area to the visitors who come to the Centre. All this is yours to explore during your field trip to this amazing location.