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La Cola de Embalse de Arcos Paraje Natural

The reservoir is surrounded by reeds and bamboo provides shelter for the permanent residents such as the purple gallinule, little and great crested grebes, grey herons, coots and ducks like mallards, red-crested pochards and winter visitors including ospreys, shovelers and black winged stilts

By Nick Nutter | Last Updated 29 Mar 2022 | Cádiz | Birdwatching
Great Crested Grebes

Great Crested Grebes

Just a few kilometres north of Arcos de la Frontera, at the northern end of the Embalse de Arcos, is the 154 hectare La Cola de Embalse de Arcos Paraje Natural. The reservoir is fed by the river Guadalete that eventually flows to the Bay of Cadiz at Puerto de Santa Maria.

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The reservoir is surrounded by reeds and bamboo provides shelter for the permanent residents such as the purple gallinule, little and great crested grebes, grey herons, coots and ducks like mallards, red-crested pochards and winter visitors including ospreys, shovelers and black winged stilts.

Embalse de Bornos Paraje Natural

One kilometre northeast of Embalse de Arcos is the 630 hectare Embalse de Bornos Paraje Natural. It is similar in plant and bird life to its neighbour.

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