Albufera Natural Park

Birding in the Region of Valencia - Tabarca
Birding in the Region of Valencia



Albufera Natural Park



Albufera Natural Park is an undisputed symbol of the city of Valencia, a perfect place to visit if you are in this city. It is located just 25 kilometres away, and for this reason, many Valencians choose this destination to spend a day with nature. Public transport is available and there are accessible car parks due to its proximity to the beaches. 

In addition to the important biological resources it possesses, it is characterised by being the largest wetland of the Region of Valencia, one of the largest in Spain and a park of great international significance. Here nature lovers will find various types of ecosystems: the sandbar or "restinga" that sustains the forest of Saler, its lake and the wetlands.

As a result of its ornithological diversity, a large number of ducks can be seen, which choose this valuable wetland to spend the winter. It is a great place for bird watching, with a great diversity of flora and fauna throughout the year. 

Main species

Residents: Common shelduck, mallard, northern shoveler, red-crested pochard, common pochard, little grebe, common kingfisher, stilt, avocet, Eurasian coot, common moorhen, little egret, flamingo, Eurasian hoopoe, western marsh harrier, common kestrel, Sardinian warbler, long-tailed tit, European serin, European robin and zitting cisticola.

Winter: Eurasian teal, Ferruginous duck, black-tailed godwit, common sandpiper, common greenshank, booted eagle, common buzzard, common chiffchaff and European stonechat.

Summer: Gull-billed tern, Mediterranean gull, black-headed gull, slender-billed gull, European turtle dove, curlew sandpiper, common tern, sandwich tern, spotted flycatcher and marbled duck.

Recommended seasons

Spring and winter. 


- Parking 

- Interpretation centre  

- Interpretive routes and trails

- Viewpoint 

- Recreational area

- Nearby accommodations

Birdwatching points of interest 

-Racó de l'Olla

- Mata del Fang

-Tancat de la Pipa

- Gola del Pujol

Monday to Sunday from 9 am to 2 pm. Call to arrange group visits.

Telephone: Centro de Interpretación Racó de l'Olla - 963 86 80 50

resource email:

resource address:
Centro de Interpretación Racó de l'Olla - CTRA. DEL PALMAR, S/N. 46012 València (València)

Parque Natural de la Albufera

Open location