The Cantabrian coast is one of the most amazing Spanish birdwatching places to visit from September to March, when most of the migratory birds, journey from the nesting homes to their wintering grounds and vice versa. The Santoña Victoria and Joyel Marshes Natural Park is probably the best wetland in northern Spain to enjoy this amazing moment for many shorebirds.
This fantastic Natural Park, is formed by the Asón River estuary in the Santoña and Laredo area and the salt marshes of Joyel and Victoria. This diversity of ecosystems makes it an appealing area to a great number of migratory birds.
Undoubtedly, here lies the presence of one of the largest number of Eurasian Spoombill in Spain and it is not difficult to observe Purple Heron. The beaches are a good place to watch different species of gulls and in the banks of the rivers and marshes a great and diverse community of little birds can be enjoyed.
BIRD TARGET: In addition to Spoonbills and Purple Heron, it is easy to find Great Egret, Cattle Egret, Waders, Ducks, Grebes, Rails, Crakes, Gulls, Terns and a big group of passerines and even raptors.