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This protected area is located inside residential urbanization Sotogrande (San Roque). It's the only wetland of the eastern coastline of Cadiz.
This natural area covers the mouth of the Guadiaro river, the wetland (that is an old island) and the beach. Despite its small size, its characteristics, closer to the Mediterranean Sea than to the Atlantic Ocean, make it an area of high bird's richness, with almost 230 species recorded. The bird species are typical of places of brackish water with little influence of tide and reedbeds: ducks, herons, rails and crakes, waders, seabirds, gulls, terns and waterbird passerines.
Among these species you will find: residents Chorlitejo patinegro, Calamón Común, Martín Pescador Común or Cetia Ruiseñor; migrants Garcilla Cangrejera, Garza Imperial, Polluela Pintoja, Cigüeñuela común, Gaviota de Audouin, Charrancito Común, Golondrina Dáurica or Carricero Tordal; wintering Águila Pescadora, Rascón Europeo, Pájaro-moscón Europeo or Escribano Palustre. You have breeding, among other, like Avetorillo común and Carricero Común. Some possible rarities are Cerceta Pardilla, Agachadiza Chica or Polluela Chica. The beach is a good place for seabirds, both in winter and on migration, like Pardela cenicienta, Pardela Balear or Negrón común.
This area is located between Sotogrande and the harbour of Sotogrande. You can take exit 130 of the A-7 motorway towards Paniagua avenue, first, and Paseo del Parque street, later.
You can also take exit 133 of the same highway towards the harbour of Sotogrande, first, take Puerto Sotogrande street and then Jaime el Conquistador street, after crossing the bridge, where you can have a look, turn left. to the entry. The entrance is about 500 meters.
You can park next to the entrance from where you have to go on foot.
The hide is normally closed.