Even though it is not large, Txingudi has the geographical features that make the Basque Country an important place on migratory routes. Located on the estuary of the River Bidasoa, among the last foothills of the Western Pyrenees and the Bay of Biscay, it is the place chosen by continental birds to avoid the Pyrenees Mountains during their migrations and by seabirds and aquatic birds that travel by following the coastline.
Designated an Area of Special Protection for Birds and Site of Community Importance. It is also included on the Ramsar list of Wetlands of International Importance.
Managed by: Environment, Regional Planning, Agriculture and Fisheries Department.
Species of special interest
Red-breasted Merganser, Great Northern Diver, Eurasian Spoonbill, Little Ringed Plover, Purple Sandpiper, Broad-billed Sandpiper, Sanderling, Mediterranean Gull, Greater Black-backed Gull, Grasshopper Warbler.