Finding birds in the Petite Crau
At the gates of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, an easy and memorable walk in the Petite Crau. Typical steppe landscapes (coussouls) and lowland farming areas (vines, wheat, lucerne) provide a variety of habitats for numerous species including Little Bustard, Woodlark, European Nightjar and European Roller. During the autumn and spring migrations this is a very good place for spotting passerines (Yellow Wagtail, Northern Wheatear, …) and raptors. The view of the north face of the Alpilles is stunning. To make the most of your birding experience, use your binoculars or scope all along the way to scan the tops of hedges and isolated shrubs.
Length : 7.6 km on the flat
Duration : 3h (allow half a day with birding breaks)
Type of : Round trip
Best period : Spring, autumn, winter. In spring, from the edge of a field at dawn, you may be lucky enough to spot Little Bustard.
Information : On this walk you may encounter a flock of sheep with a guard dog nearby, called a “Patou”. In order not to disturb them, please do not approach or make sudden movements, and keep dogs on a lead.