The session

MónNatura Delta de l’Ebre

Weekend, 23rd and 24th April 2022

In this weekend session you can take advantage of:

  • Resident and migratory birds: ring attachment and census
  • Effects of climate change
  • Route to get to know the biodiversity of the Alfacada

The space hosting this session is the MónNatura Delta de l’Ebre, a large centre designed for understanding and enjoying the magic of the Delta. Salt, traditional fishing and bird watching are the three main driving forces that move and lead the MónNatura Delta de l’Ebre, formed by a set of spaces that give value to this territory and the biodiversity that surrounds it.

The Catalunya La Pedrera Foundation restored the lands of the old salt marshes in La Tancada, with a surface area of 41.2 hectares, highlighting the environmental value of the area through different visitable spaces and a proposal of recreational and educational activities for getting a closer look at the value of this lagoon area.

The Alfacada lagoon is the second space owned by the Foundation in the area of the Ebro Delta. This space, located a few kilometres further north of La Tancada lagoon, where the MónNatura Delta de l’Ebre is located, forms a very special biodiversity mosaic and is one of the most important places for bird nesting. Together with La Tancada, the Delta Lagoon Environmental Recovery is included in the LIFE Project. These spaces in a setting as special as the Ebro Delta will be the protagonists and stage of the first Nature Campus session.

Activities

Activity 1. Guided tour to discover the natural environment of the MónNatura Delta de l’Ebre.

Day: Saturday 23rd April 2022

Opening hours: 11.30 am to 12 pm

Location: MónNatura Delta de l’Ebre

Session coordination: MónNatura Delta de l’Ebre educational team

Session given by: MónNatura Delta de l’Ebre educational team

Language: Catalan

Full guided tour of the MónNatura Delta de l’Ebre making a circuit through all the spaces of the centre. An area guide will accompany students to get a closer look at the value of this area, a unique landscape which is rich in wildlife and great features.

Activity 2. Introduction to the bird species in the Ebro Delta. Bird watching and census.

Day: Saturday 23rd April 2022

Opening hours: 12 pm to 2 pm

Location: MónNatura Delta de l’Ebre.

Session coordination: MónNatura Delta de l’Ebre educational team

Session given by: MónNatura Delta de l’Ebre educational team

Language: Catalan

Identification and biology of resident and migratory birds in the Delta de l'Ebre region. Route through the MónNatura Delta de l’Ebre space to observe the different species of birds with binoculars and telescopes and bird census.

Activity 3. Effects of climate change in the Ebro Delta

Day: Saturday 23rd April 2022

Opening hours: 3.30 pm to 7:00 pm

Location: MónNatura Delta de l’Ebre.

Session coordination: Carles Ibáñez, Head of Climate Change Research at Eurecat The Technology Centre of Catalonia

Session given by: Carles Ibáñez

Language: Catalan

Explanation of the current situation in the Ebro Delta towards climate change. Adaptive management to climate change and resilience of natural spaces.

Activity 4. Guided tour of the Alfacada lagoon

Day: Sunday 24th April 2022

Opening hours: 9:30 am to 1:30 pm

Location: Alfacada lagoon. 

Session coordination: Mariano Cebolla, Picampall (Ornithological Association of the Ebro territory)

Session given by: Mariano Cebolla, Picampall (Ornithological Association of the Ebro territory)

Language: Catalan

Guided visit to the Alfacada lagoon to discover its biodiversity, nesting birds and ecological value.

Activity 5. Scientific bird ringing.

Day: Sunday 24th April 2022

Opening hours: 11.30 am to 1:30 pm

Location: Alfacada Lagoon

Session coordination: Picampall (Ornithological Association of the Ebro territory)

Session given by: Picampall (Ornithological Association of the Ebro territory)

Language: Catalan

In the hands of an expert ornithologist, students will be involved in detailed bird watching and marking, which is called scientific ringing. Students will learn all the details of this technique and will discover the great importance of studying the biology of the different species that coexist in the Delta.