April

The species to look out for in April: black-headed gull.

A glorious spring month!

Arrival and passage of many migratory birds. Birdsong is everywhere. On some days, if the weather conditions are right, you can observe the spectacular bird migration of species such as the meadow pipit.

The breeding islands

The level of activity on the breeding islands increases steadily, and by the end of the month black-headed gulls and Mediterranean gulls have already laid their eggs. Terns also arrive around this time.

Mediterranean gulls

Black-headed gulls

Terns

The storks

White storks sit patiently on their eggs and the first chicks may already hatch by the end of the month.

Common tree frogs can be seen sunbathing and on warm evenings, the males’ mating calls can be heard. The insect and plant world come to life. Many trees and shrubs are in growth or in flower. Spring butterflies such as orange-tip can be spotted flitting around.

Common tree frogs

Orange-tip