The Ornithological Route through Calpe and its Surroundings
Well, the Peñón de Ifach is in itself a great Natural Park characterised by a tremendous botanical and avian wealth.
Among the more than 80 species of birds that come and go through the park, the visitor finds seagulls, cormorants, hawks, and swifts that nest on the southern wall's cliffs. It is unquestionable to look there if we want to enjoy Ornithological tourism.
There are other routes that the traveller can take to watch birds. Calpe and its surroundings are a paradise for passionate bird watchers. The traveller can enjoy watching birds and photograph them in the Salinas, Morro de Toix or Sierra de Oltà.
In Las Salinas, without going any further, one can find species such as flamingos, storks, avocets, bluebirds, nest redfish, herons or different types of seagull. There live a peculiar kind of marine birds, such as the shag or the Balearic padel. In total, up to 173 different species have been counted here.
The steps of the traveller now go towards Morro de Toix, the sea limit of the Sierra de Bernia, between Altea and Calpe.