The Embut and Illa de Mar wetlands are two purification wetlands in the Ebro Delta built by ACUAMED (Ministry for Ecological Transition) and managed by AQUAMBIENTE (AGBAR), which have become, since their formation, privileged spaces for migration and nesting of many birds, making it possible to enjoy more than 150 different species in recent years.
The every’s year highlight is the establishment in both wetlands of important breeding colonies of herons and Glossy ibis, in which the reproduction of dozens of pairs of Little Egret, Cattle Egret, Squacco Heron, Little Bittern, Night Heron, Grey Heron, Purple Heron, Great Egret and Glossy Ibis has been confirmed.
In migratory passage, rarities such as Rudy Shelduck, Red-necked Grebe, the Lesser Yellowlegs or the Broad-billed Sandpiper have been observed. Thus, these recently formed spaces are actively participating in the preservation of the biodiversity of the Ebro Delta as a whole, while at the same time contributing to improving the quality of the water that, from rice cultivation, is poured into the masses of natural water of the Delta. These are, therefore, clear examples of green infrastructure.
At this year’s Delta Birding Festival you will be able to enjoy these wetlands through various activities: on Saturday afternoon with the activity guided by Eloïsa Matheu “The hidden sounds of the Delta” and on Sunday afternoon in one of the outings ‘Delta Hot Spots’.