Campsite Castell Mar, which is part of our group, is located in the natural park of Aiguamolls D’ Empordà. This time of year coincides with the arrival of thousands of ducks and around 150 000 starlings from Northern Europe. The Aiguamolls natural park is the perfect place for starlings to rest from their long journey. During your stay you can observe their spectacular and synchronised aerial acrobatics which attracts hundreds of visitors each year.
Why do starlings put on this spectacular show? It’s to defend themselves from the Pelegrín Falcon, which attacks only when they fly. When the Falcon Pelegrín is about to capture a Starling the birds gather together suddenly in huge numbers so that the Falcon can only distinguish a huge mass and not pick out individual birds. You can see this show in the sky above the aiguamolls park until the end of February when the starlings migrate to the North of Europe to breed.