These wetlands, known in the region as the reservoir of Las Cañas
or 'el Salobre', are one of the most important of their kind in Navarre. Located in Viana, to the west of the region on the border with La Rioja, they have been classified as a Nature Reserve and Area of Special Protection for Birds (ZEPA), and in 1996 were included on the List of Wetlands of International Importance.
Despite their semi-artificial origin - they originated with the main idea of irrigating the fields in the area - over time they have become an important habitat for numerous waterfowl. Resident populations in Navarre are joined by wintering species on their journeys from more northerly countries.The Observatory
A series of panels offer a variety of information on the Network of Protected Spaces in Navarre
, the Las Cañas reservoir, the uses of the water, the indigenous vegetation and the birds that inhabit it.
The centre is equipped with binoculars and telescopes with which to enjoy the different species that inhabit this Nature Reserve
'live'. If you like, you can round off a visit to the observatory with a walk along the sign-posted route that runs round the reservoir to get an even closer look at the birdlife.
visita al interior de la laguna, viendo los diferentes hábitats de las especies de aves que habitan.
Price of the visit:
visita gratuita. Imprescindible reservar con tres días de antelación.
Laguna de Viana, 696 830 898.