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Sunset on one of the lakes leisure beside a nature reserve located in the department of Tarn on common Cambounet -sur -le- Sor and Saïx in the alluvial plain of Sor and Agout .

This protected , over 30 hectares natural area is classified ZNIEFF (natural flora of ecological interest wildlife area ) type 1 . Founded in September 1990 , it is part of nature reserves in France since 1993. The heron rookery is one of the largest in Midi- Pyrenees ( 700 to 800 couples).

A leisure inter ( fishing, canoeing , horseback riding) adjacent to the reserve is home to the purple heron .
Up to seven species of herons breed : gray heron , cattle egret , purple heron , little bittern , heron and little egret and sometimes squacco . Other species such as moorhen, coot , scaup , kingfishers and little grebe also breed there .
Many species of ducks ( shoveler , gadwall , pintail , teal ... ) come to spend the winter , as the snipe .
Migration autumn and spring are also an opportunity to observe species such as crossing the white stork , osprey , the black and whiskered tern , and several shorebirds ( knights, sandpipers, etc.).
More than 170 species of birds have been recorded nearly 90 species linked to humides2 environments. Free course is designed for the visitors, with several observation posts .

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Additional Photos by Magaly PAGANO (Giustiniani) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 202 W: 9 N: 434] (3650)
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