A fourth bird observatory, at Chevrise

L’étang de Chevrise vu du ciel | Aerial view of Chevrise Pond
L’étang de Chevrise vu du ciel | Aerial view of Chevrise Pond

Good news for bird lovers! Thanks to revenue raised from parking at the site, the Conservatoire du Littoral and the Réserve Naturelle have started construction of a fourth observatory, which is located near the parking lot for the Mont Vernon residence. By the end of the year, it will be possible to enjoy observing the aqua-fauna that visits the Etang de Chevrise. This pond holds the title for “best bird watching» in terms of sheer numbers, as one can observe more than 1,000 birds in just 15 minutes! It will be interesting to see the new architecture for an area large enough to hold an entire class. Thanks to the four observatories - at the Etang de la Barrière in Cul-de- Sac, the Etang du Cimetière à Grand-Case, the Baie Lucas pond, and Etang de Chevrise - Saint Martin is a true leader in tourism linked to «bird watching», a sector that is continuing to expand, especially in the United States. Locally, the increased possibility to discover the numerous species of birds seen on the salt ponds should help the public to modify its somewhat negative vision of these eco-systems - which are so essential and so rich.

All articles from: Newsletter-24

Environmental Communication And Education

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