Birds

The Poitou-Charentes region on the west coast of France has a very varied landscape, many different types of biotopes and a rich flora and fauna with birds.

Nature lovers will certainly enjoy this region. In the east there are dense forests. With its wide variety of habitats, the Poitou-Charente hosts many species of birds, nesting or wintering. Red-backed shrike, gray-headed woodpeckers, hoopoes and Athena owls nest in this region.

In the forest, one may find nuthatches, barn owls and woodpeckers that dig into hardwood trees and feed on insects.

The coastal areas are characterized by salt marshes and swallows on the Atlantic Ocean, where many bird species occur, in nature reserves such as Lilleau des Niges’ on Ile de Ré.