Bird Observatory

Sada's maritime promenadeSada is one of the privileged enclaves for ornithologists and bird lovers in general, since it is one of the few spots in the world where the largest number of migratory routes converge.

Winter is the best season for sightings and the best places to observe them are As Delicias beach and the viewpoint from the promenade, where you can use a pair of public binoculars.

From here you will have the opportunity to see seagulls and migratory birds like the turnstones (Arenaria interpres), a small, stocky bird with a brown and white plumage with great skill to turn over stones in search of food. You will find the auk (Alca Torda), from the north and recognisable by its wide, dark beak and white plumage on its chest.

Due to the proximity to the As Brañas wetlands you may see  grey herons (Ardea cinerea), egrets (Egretta garzetta) and the common sandpiper  (Actitis hypoleucos) or several types of anatidae.

In winter we are also visited by the sandwich tern (Thalasseus sandvicensis), which you will be able to spot by its slender black bill with a small yellow spot at the tip.

As Brañas

Egret (Egretta garzetta) The As Brañas wetlands, classified and established as an important natural area within the “Mariñas Ártabras” are located in the middle of the town of Sada.

In addition to conserving threatened species it is host to a large variety of animals and plants. Here you can see birds of prey such as the Euroasian sparrowhawk (Accipiter gentilis) and the peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus). There are also many anatidae such as the common teal (Anas crecca) or duck (Anas platyrhynchos) and it is common to see grey herons (Ardea cinerea), among many other birds.

Undoubtedly, As Brañas is the lung of the town and it houses one of the richest natural reserves in the area.


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