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The 30-year-old Réserve Ornithologique du Teich provides visitors with several ways to commune with nature and wildlife. This 121 hectare (300 acre) preserve filled with forest, reed beds, meadows, and a salt marsh, makes up part of the Parc Naturel Regional des Landes de Gascogne. Hike along some of the 21 km (13 mi) of trails and view the hundreds of bird species that visit the area. You can also kayak, boat, or canoe down the Eyre River or cycle several comprehensive bike paths. Start your trip to Le Teich by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.
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Réserve Ornithologique du Teich reviews
An excellent reserve, nice footpaths with plenty of hides, well worth a visit, but time it with a high tide if possible to bring more species in land.one side more shelter with trees the other open...
An excellent reserve, nice footpaths with plenty of hides, well worth a visit, but time it with a high tide if possible to bring more species in land.one side more shelter with trees the other open... more »
Watching birds out of season can be a difficult task but we chose to visit Reserve Ornithologique du Teich at the end of February, mainly because the site is really worth a visit even before the...
Watching birds out of season can be a difficult task but we chose to visit Reserve Ornithologique du Teich at the end of February, mainly because the site is really worth a visit even before the... more »
A wonderful reserve, full of biodiversity. The lady at the counter was very nice, welcoming and spoke English. Unfortunately the guided tours only available in French but not a big deal. The brasserie next door however is an absolute disgrace and should be avoided. Read the 1-star reviews there and avoid the fake ones. The reserve management should do something about it as it ruins the overall experience
As I a serious birdwatcher, I was pleasantly surprised. France's bird population has declined in recent years due to pesticides used in agriculture so its nice to see a place set up for birds to nest and rest. I suggest 6 hours for the whole thing unless you want to rush around. There are little birdwatching cabins set up around the wetland with placards detailing what birds you might see and how to identify them. Large numbers of Godwits, Whimbrels, Spoonbills, Herons, majestic swans, and others. A nice place to take pictures of birds if you have a long lens camera. It closes at 8 pm in summer, so get there earlier in the day if it's not too hot. The price is decent and goes to the park so its not an issue. I had to take a few trains and buses to get there. Train to Gare Le Teich from Bordeaux and you can walk 15 minutes to the reserve.
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