Along these trails, you can discover the secret life of thousands of wild birds without disturbing them with the 13 observation posts along the paths and the guides who share with you the keys to understanding these habitats. To see as many birds as possible, allow at least 2 hours for your visit. The entrance ticket is valid throughout the day, so take your time and follow nature’s own rhythm.
Along our 3 routes, in the observation posts, our guides await you to explain how their guests live. Reproduction, feeding, migration ... no more will they hold any secrets for you. And you won’t get caught out on the elegant Avocet, Common Teal, Greylag Goose or the White Spoonbill.
This is where you get the best panorama of the Bay and the different trails around the Park.
Take time to watch the birds coming and going, the diversity of landscapes combining pine trees, dunes, meadows, marshland and reed beds. Further offshore, discover the life of the estuary with its expanses of sand and water.
EQUIPMENT TU PREDICT
- Walking shoes or sneakers are enough. The trails are in compacted sand. Depending on the season, some places are not always easy to reach by pushchair or wheelchair. Do not hesitate to get closer to our hosts and hostesses to learn more. - Binoculars or possibility to rent binoculars on site (4€ for adults and 2€ for children)
FOR FURTHER - A logbook is available at the entrance of the site or as a download. This booklet made with the guides of the Park will help you to decipher this magical place. His story, his bird portraits, some anecdotes and practical tips allow you to either prepare your visit or better identify you when you are on the site.
Go with a naturalist guide to discover the Parc du Marquenterre. The latter takes you on the first part of the course for one hour and gives you all the keys to understand the history of the site, the interaction of birds with the Baie de Somme.
It also teaches you how to recognize large bird families and better understand their natural cycles. Thanks to these first elements you can continue your visit at your own pace by following the signs of the courses. Every day at 10.30 or 14.00 (without reservation) 1h (present yourself 15 min to reception before departure)
You want to know more about the Park, the birds, their behavior. You are curious and want to enrich your knowledge, share a moment in family or you like to watch and photograph nature.
Parc du Marquenterre offers throughout the year various thematic outings by reservation: carriage rides, twilight, autumn migration, summer meeting, photo shoot ...