Birding or birdwatching is the practice of observing birds in their natural environment.
Whether you are an ornithologist or an amateur birdwatcher, birding is an excellent activity to spend time outdoors while discovering the area’s flora and fauna.
The Valencian Community has many habitats and protected natural areas perfect for wildlife observation, with 22 natural parks located on the mountain, the coast and the wetlands.
If you love nature, birdwatching is the best opportunity to discover the life and behaviour of these animals in their natural habitat virtually all year round. You only need to plan your visit, a pair of binoculars and lots of will and patience to spot birds.
On the mountain, coast and wetlands of the Costa Blanca there are several protected areas and natural parks where you can observe birds:
- Parque Natural Penyal d’Ifac, in Calpe
- Parque Natural La Marjal de Pego-Oliva
- Reserva Marina Cabo de San Antonio, in Dénia
- Parque Natural El Montgó, in Dénia
You will find further information in the Region of Valencia Natural Parks website, www.parquesnaturales.gva.es (in Spanish and Valencian).