The best spots to observe birds in the Gulf of Morbihan

The best spots to observe birds in the Gulf of Morbihan

Sterne pierregarin, avocette élégante, échasse blanche, Gravelot à collier interrompu...

If you are passionate about ornithology or simply during your walks along beaches and dunes, on coastal paths, by boat or in wooded areas and marshes, the Gulf of Morbihan is one of the major natural parks to observe birds in France.

The Kerisper Lodge team unveils the best spots to observe the many sedentary or migratory winged species around La Trinité-sur-Mer, Carnac, Quiberon, La Ria d'Etel, Locmaraquier ... Don't forget your pair of binoculars!



L’Anse du Pô

The Anse du Po in the town of Carnac is a protected natural site and classified Natura 2000. Follow the GR 34 on the coastal path that crosses the Po inlet. With a pair of binoculars, you will see Tadpoles de Belon


The Brennegi marsh in Locmariaquer

The peninsula of Saint Pierre mixed sandy beaches and old salt marshes. Depending on the tide, the birds come to find refuge there. Follow the marked trails to meet different species of birds. You can get there by bike from our hotel The Lodge Kerisper.


The salt marshes of Kervillen

A veritable reservoir of saline water, the mudflat is also a great feeding pond for birds. You can see avocets and other species on the nesting islands. From the month of June and throughout the summer, the Tourist Office of La Trinité sur Mer organizes walks in the salt marshes of Kervillen.


La Ria d'Etel et île de Saint Cado

During a kayak trip, you will have the chance to admire birds such as the Gray Heron or the Cormorant. Supervised outings are organized by the nautical circle of Etel.


The wild dunes of Gâvres

From April to mid-August, the wild dunes of Gâvres host the largest colony of Gravelot à collier interrompu in Brittany. It is thus possible to observe on the beaches this species of rare and protected bird. Tiny and lively, this wading bird has the particularity of nesting and laying eggs on the high beach near the leash where chicks can feed. In summer, this little bird is particularly vulnerable. This bird's saving boards invite you to avoid stepping on the top of the beach, to keep your dog on a leash, not to disturb him at the top of the leash when he pecks worms and small crustaceans.


The swamp of Suscinio in Sarzeau

Under the reflection of the famous Castle of the Dukes of Brittany, nearly 200 hectares of ancient salt mines, marshes and reed beds along the dune cord. Free access paths allow a discovery of the site. You will be able to observe many birds there: little egrets, beef herons, white stilts, white spoonbills, etc.

Outings "nature" with David Lédan, Ornithologist and photographer guide, are organized from July to October.


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