In spring and autumn, over two hundred bird species, including eagles and hawks, fly through Tunisia during their migratory journey. Pink flamingos, gulls and waders gather in the marshes of the Gulf of Gabès. The Ichkeul National Park, south-west of Bizerte, is a major ornithological centre, especially in winter, when the waters of the lake and the marshes become the meeting point for over 200,000 birds arriving from the four corners of Europe.
White storks take advantage of the hot air currents to travel long distances. The Mediterranean Sea is thus an essential passage point for this migratory species.© Nazzu / 123RF
There are dozens of species of storks but the best-known one is definitely the white stork. A whole string of legends and folklore are associated with this migratory bird.© Ziga Camernik / 123RF
Between 200 and 400 birds call Ichkeul National Park home every year, including plenty of pink flamingoes.© Easyvoyage.com
The golden eagle can found anywhere from the Eurasian Mountains to the Maghreb to North America.© RFcompany / age fotostock
Ichkeul National Park extends over an area of 49 square miles. Paradise for many bird species.© Easyvoyage.com