The varied flora of the area and style of agriculture/viticulture encourage many species. Birds sighted in Le Tȃtre by an amateur ornithologist who recently stayed with us include: Hoopee, Black Redstart, Serin, Black Kite and Zetling Cisticole.
Birds we have either seen or heard throughout the year (although we should point out that we have no expertise as bird watchers and rely on our bird watching guests to educate us), include: Barn Owl, Tawny Owl, swallow, mallard, buzzard, kestrel, magpie, carrion crow, nightingale and woodpeckers.
Around the second week of March we wake up to the marvellous sound of the Dawn Chorus heralding the start of Spring.
For waders and seabirds the Gironde Estuary and Atlantic Coast provide many more opportunities.
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