El Río Algar - Algar River Altea

Summary

The mouth of the Algar River in Altea is a coastal wetland and natural habitat that is popular with bird watchers - it is the key location for the annual migration of more than 100 species of birds.

Date Updated

24th September 2022

The mouth of the Algar River in Altea is a coastal wetland that is popular with bird watchers as a key location for the annual migration of more than 100 species of birds.

Flora and fauna on the Algar River

El Río Algar - Algar River Altea

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During periods of migration, birds of many species arrive at the Algar River to rest and regain strength to continue their journey.

El Río Algar - Algar River AlteaImage: Instagram

During the year, Waterfowl are the most common birds that visit the river throughout the year, including herons, egrets, bitterns. Other species can also be spotted include wood warblers, sparrowhawk, reed warblers, ducks, kingfisher, cormorants, snipe, grebes and black-headed gulls.

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Other animals that live on the river include turtles, snakes, butterflies and dragonflies.

The Algar river has an abundance of natural plants and trees including tamarisks, willow and poplars trees, cattails, and reeds. 

El Río Algar - Algar River AlteaImage: Instagram