Réserve Naturelle d'Errota Handia

Lakes, ponds, water bodies, marshland, springs

The Etang d'Errota Handia "big mill" in Arcangues, together with the various habitats of meadows and associated forest environments, forms a remarkable ecological ensemble, a privileged reception area for many plant and animal species, including many birds, insects, amphibians and mammals, including the very rare and endangered European mink. Classified area of 9 hectares since 15/12/2008
There are 19 different habitats, sheltering 250 plant species and 274 animal species, including 140 species of birds: the Mountain Grebe, the Booted Eagle, the Reed Harrier, the Osprey..
The site is a major reception area for a large number of odonate species (38 species recorded to date, including the Mercury borer) and diurnal lepidoptera (50 species).


Practical information

  • LanguagesFrench



Free of charge



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Complementary informations

Informazio osagarria

  • Protection : Nature reserve
  • Visiting conditions : Guided tour by appointment only
  • Lenght of the visit : Individual visit : 120 min, Collective visit : 120 min
  • Language(s) of the visit : French
  • Groups : Accepted, Min : 5 Ppl, Max : 15 Ppl



Réserve Naturelle d'Errota Handia
Chemin Errota Handia
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