Best time to travel to Tunisia

Birdwatching

Some unique locations of Tunisia are a refuge for many amazing birds

Birdwatching in Tunisia 2020 - Best Time

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A variety of environmental zones makes Tunisia an incredibly attractive place for birdmen. Most of 393 species recorded here are of desert origin. You can observe really rare and beautiful birds in this area: Marbled Teal (Marmaronetta angustirostris), Ferruginous Duck (Aythya nyroca) and White-headed Duck (Oxyura leucocephala).

Birdwatching in Tunisia - Best Season 2020

You can also come across a unique opportunity to see the American flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber). These graceful birds can be frequently observed in the Gulf of Gabès and Djerba. But still, the most famous spot for birding is Ichkeul Lake. Many birds stop here before continuing their long journey further. Another good place for birding is El Haouaria city with rocks and sleepy villages around. A lot of feathered friends concentrate at El Haouaria mountains where they can recharge before the crossing to Europe.

Best time for Birdwatching in Tunisia 2020

The best time to watch all these stunning species is from October to February when huge flocks keep arriving. Winter is a perfect time for birding in the Gulf of Gabès zone and Djerba. El Haouaria area can be promising place between March and May.