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Laguna de Fuente Piedra

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Huge shallow lagoon, thousands of punk flamingos

This is a great place to visit, even for non-birdwatchers - there are thousands of punk flamingos... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2018
amdgriggs
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Great for flamingo spotting but keep an eye on your car too

An amazing place and we spent a lovely afternoon there watching the flamingoes but perhaps we... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2017
Dlva19
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This scenic lake is home to Europe's second largest population of flamingoes.
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Cerro Del Palo, Fuente de Piedra, Malaga, 29520, Spain
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

This could be a fantastic place to see lots of varieties of birds, not just flamingos. We could see them at a great distance over the trees. We could hear them when walking down the path the other side of the fence and high trees....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 16 September 2018

We felt privileged to see flamingoes from the brow of the hill in front of the visitor centre ( which was closed when we visited on the Tuesday lunchtime) and got reasonable views with strong binoculars but it was disappointing not to be able to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 813Linda
Reviewed 7 September 2018

I visited the Laguna with non-birding family members who were keen to see the flamingos. The water level was so low that all the birds were in one corner -fortunately within viewing distance! There were smaller ponds however with waders, grebes and juvenile White-headed Ducks....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank David A
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Driving through the very uninteresting town leads to an amazing flat bed of life. However, seeing the birds is not as easy great an experience as I'd wanted. The entrace is free, which is great, and the entrance is outside, which is good if you...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to visit, even for non-birdwatchers - there are thousands of punk flamingos in season and countless other water birds, in the enormous main lagoon and in the wetlands round the visitors centre. Most of the flamingoes are standing in the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank amdgriggs
Reviewed 7 October 2017

We were there late in the year, the lake was very dry, but we still got to see some flamingos. Well worth the trip!

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Malvic4
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

We visited the place on Aug. 6, 2017. It was VERY hot - about 42 degrees centigrade. The attendant advised us to 'go behind the building to see flamingos'. We followed her advice and were able to see flamingos from the top of the hill....More

Date of experience: August 2017
3  Thank Yuri K
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

An amazing place and we spent a lovely afternoon there watching the flamingoes but perhaps we should also have watched our car -bags stolen from boot ! Take care !

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Dlva19
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Well worth come here to see the Flamingos there are many still in the lagooon just near the visitors centre. They have provided excellent comfortable Hides to view the birds and not disturb them . Flocks fly arround and land and others just walking eating...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank MartyDownunder
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely spot but you must be aware that with any wildlife, this is seasonal. In the dry seasons (summer/autumn) there is very little water and the birds are on just a couple of small ponds near the visitors centre. For birders there...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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AliMair
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Response from Ngilai | Reviewed this property |
You can get to the town by bus but then you will need to walk to the visitors centre which is about 2km
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