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.
1st October 2023
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.
During periods of migration, birds of many species arrive at the Algar River to rest and regain strength to continue their journey.
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.
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.