El Fondo Natural Park



El Fondo Natural Park is located between the cities of Elx and Crevillent in the Region of Bajo Vinalopó. It is the second most important wetland in the Region of Valencia, just behind the Albufera, with an area of 2,387 ha

Due to the large number of endangered species that have found shelter and habitats suitable for their recovery, it is totally unique and full of life. It is without a doubt one of the best spaces in our territory for birdwatching, as it even has a birdwatching itinerary. 

This place is a typical example of how human action has led to and increased the creation of marsh and free water habitats, due to the regulation of irrigation reservoirs, perimeter ponds and salting and crops areas. All of this activity has given rise to different environments of great ecological value. Without a doubt, the fauna is the most incredible aspect of the park, because of the great abundance, as well as the presence of seriously threatened and endangered species. 

Some of the most emblematic birds in this wetland are ducks, including the marbled duck and the white-headed duck. 

More park information here

Main species

Residents: Little egret, common flamingo, pied avoceta, western swamphen, common moorhen, red-knobbed coot, Eurasian coot, glossy ibis, little grebe, black-winged stilt, common shelduck, red-crested pochard, common pochard and mallard.

Summer: Squacco heron, marbled duck and white-headed duck. 

Winter: Northern shoveler. 

 Field Guide to Birds of the Natural Park

Recommended seasons

Spring, autumn and winter.


- Interpretive routes and trails

- Interpretation Center 

- Recreational area

- Parking

- Bird observatory 

Birdwatching points of interest 

- Red Route birdwatching itinerary


Visiting hours: Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. - Sundays and holidays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Birdwatching itinerary (red route) visits by advanced reservation only. Visits – Saturdays: from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

Parque Natural El Fondo

Open location
Centro de visitantes del PN - 96 667 85 15
Tourist Info Elx - 966 65 81 96
Centro de Visitantes del Parc Natural El Fondo (Finca El Rincón) Azarbe de Afuera s/n, 03158 San Felipe Neri - Crevillent