The Laguna de Tíscar was declared as a nature reserve by the Andalusian Department of Environment in 1984, and forms part of the wetlands in the south of the Province of Córdoba, along with the Cordobilla reservoir.
The lagoon is 8 km from the town, following the earth track from the village Puerto Alegre.It has an area of 13 hectares and its longest point is just over 500 metres.
Given the minerals in the ground, the water is salted.It is a seasonal lagoon because it is only full during rainy periods, which is why it is so shallow.
There are two observatories in this space: one that is used for scientific purposes and the other is open to the public.The fauna at this lagoon is abundant and is currently one of the lagoons with the most aquatic bird species in the entire province.Depending on the time of year, winter birds and summer birds can be spotted.Mallards and flamingos are the most sighted species on the lagoon.The most common winter birds are northern shovellers, common pochards, grey herons, cattle egrets, avocets, common sandpipers, lesser black-backed gulls and black-headed gulls.The most common summer birds are: mallards, Eurasian coots, little grebes, white storks and pink flamingos.
Red-legged partridges, crested larks and common kestrels can also be spotted in the surrounding area.
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