In Brittany, the diversity of seabirds is exceptional and offers a real show. We suggest a little game to spice up your vacations on the Breton coast. Are you ready to take up the challenge and learn to recognize six of the most emblematic seabirds of the Breton coastline? May the best observer win!
In South Finistère, three seabirds are particularly emblematic: the gull, the cormorant and the gull. You may wonder how to tell them apart?
The gull: The gull is a medium-sized bird, with white and gray plumage, and webbed feet. There are several species of gulls, but the most common in South Finistère is the black-headed gull. It is aptly named, for its cry resembles a joyful laugh!
Gull: The gull resembles the seagull, but is slightly larger and has a stronger beak. In South Finistère, the most common gull is the herring gull. Gulls are very smart and can even learn to open garbage bags to find food!
Cormorant: The cormorant is a larger bird than the gull, with black plumage and webbed feet. It is a champion of fishing: it can dive up to 30 meters deep to catch fish! It is easily recognized: after fishing, it spreads its wings to dry them in the sun, it does not go unnoticed!
There are so many other birds to see in South Finistère, such as the peregrine falcon, the oystercatcher, the ring-necked gravelot, the tern, the bank swallow and the sea pipit. Each species has its own particularities and secrets to reveal:
We advise you to visit theAquashow in Audierne, where you can observe them up close and learn even more about them.
If you prefer to read, the book“Oiseaux de Bretagne” by François de Beaulieu published by Glénat is an excellent resource that you can find in local bookstores. Finally, don’t hesitate to support the
League for the Protection of Birds
which works to preserve these species and their habitat.
Open your eyes and ears wide. Don’t forget to respect nature and the birds you will meet: don’t disturb them, don’t feed them and don’t leave any waste behind.
If you’re looking for more things to do with the kids, check out our list of 30+ family activity ideas.
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