Birdwatching routes in Calpe
The City Council of Calpe has created several routes in different parts of the municipality in order to promote ornithological tourism or “birdwatching”
This type of ecotourism, which is booming in the locality, is motivated by the study and observation of birds and their habitats and, year after year, brings to Calpe a greater number of visitors, attracted by the great variety of birds that pass through or live in the locality.
A route has been created in Morro de Toix. Another in the Serra d’Oltà, an area declared as special conservation for birds. A third route is located on the ecological walk Princesa de Asturias, located at the foot of the Penyal d’Ifac. The last route that has been enabled is located in Las Salinas.
Para ello, además del recorrido de las rutas, se han instalado diferentes carteles con información sobre las aves que se pueden avistar en cada uno de estos lugares, su mayor o menor presencia según la época del año así como información sobre los lugares en los que estas habitan.
To do this, in addition to the path of the routes, different posters have been installed with information on the birds that can be seen in each of these places, their greater or lesser presence depending on the time of the year as well as information on the places where they inhabit.
- The Morro de Toix route is 1.4 km and an estimated duration of 20 minutes. li>
- The Penyal d’Ifac route has an extension of 0.7 km and an estimated duration of 10 minutes. li>
- The Serra d’Oltà route is 3.6 km and an estimated duration of 90 minutes. li>
- Las Salinas route, a place that shelter 173 different species throughout the year, is considered a paradise for numerous birds and has a route of 2.3 km and an estimated duration of 45 minutes.