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Saison 2023/2024

La Janda

Informations : Arkadiusz Broniarek

Date Nombre
23/02/2024 73
17/02/2024 315
10/02/2024 720
04/02/2024 1 570
20/01/2024 1 850
17/12/2023 1 800
10/12/2023 1 200
2/12/2023 ~1 200
24/11/2023 ~450
22/11/2023 350
12/11/2023 38
 03/11/2023 23 
21/10/2023 14

Saison 2022/2023

La Janda

Informations : Arkadiusz Broniarek

Date Nombre
29/01/2023 1 860
4/01/2022 2 180
17/12/2022 2 100
19/11/2022 840
11/11/2022 270
 1/11/2022  35

drapeau franceLa Janda The area known as La Janda is a huge agricultural area in southern Cádiz province that was once one of the biggest lakes and wetlands in Europe with a surface area of 3,700 hectares. The Common Crane used to breed on the lagoon until 1954.

Unfortunately a process of drainage was started in the middle of the 19th century and completed in the late 1960s, destroying this wetland paradise that was once on a par with Doñana in terms of ecological importance.

Today it is an agricultural land that still retains important natural values that are enhanced when unusually heavy winter rains temporarily flood the basin.

La Janda retains natural vegetation along the drainage canals and, because of its geographical location, attracts thousands of birds migrating across the Strait. There are several habitat types, huge prairie type arable fields, sparse cork oak woodland, reed lined drainage ditches and some traditional flower meadow and pasture.

cartejandaCurrently, La Janda and the surrounding areas are very heterogeneous with regards to vegetation, including one of the few wild olive dehesas of the Iberian Peninsula, and pasture and cultivations that include an interesting community of grassland species, such as Common Crane, Collared Pratincole, Black-winged Kite and Montagu’s Harrier. Moreover, it is the only place where the Great Bustard may be seen in the whole area of the Strait.

Photo : Arkadiusz Broniarek
Photo : Arkadiusz Broniarek
Photo : Arkadiusz Broniarek
Photo : Arkadiusz Broniarek

We must also mention the important role played by the many drainage channels for aquatic species, as they provide marshland vegetation on their banks; and also the recent creation of rice paddies that have provided another habitat for those species.

Information : Arkadiusz Broniarek-Zięba