Atlantic Gannet
Camargue and the Crau

Camargue and the Crau

Jean C Roché

The south of France presents the ultimate contrast of wet and dry. The pink flamingos, white horses and black bulls of the Camargue marshlands live only 30 miles from the pebbly desert of the Crau.

This CD allows the listener to experience three natural atmospheres of the Camargue and one of the Crau, recorded in May (during days without the famous mistral winds).

  1. Dawn at La Capelière, with its extensive reedbed.
  2. At dusk, at the same site, a concert of Stripeless Tree Frogs.
  3. Dawn in the expanse of a stone desert, the Crau.
  4. Dawn on the Digue à la Mer, with vast flats covered in glasswort.

61 min.

Atmosphere Recording
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Common NameScientific Name
Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis
Purple HeronArdea purpurea
Great BitternBotaurus stellaris
Caribbean FlamingoPhoenicopterus ruber
Common ShelduckTadorna tadorna
MallardAnas platyrhynchos
Common MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Common CootFulica atra
Little BustardTetrax tetrax
Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus
Pied AvocetRecurvirostra avosetta
Stone-CurlewBurhinus oedicnemus
Common RedshankTringa totanus
Yellow-legged GullLarus cachinnans
Black-headed GullLarus ridibundus
Common TernSterna hirundo
Pin-tailed SandgrousePterocles alchata
Common CuckooCuculus canorus
Calandra LarkMelanocorypha calandra
Greater Short-toed LarkCalandrella brachydactyla
Sky LarkAlauda arvensis
Yellow WagtailMotacilla flava
Tawny PipitAnthus campestris
Common NightingaleLuscinia megarhynchos
Black-eared WheatearOenanthe hispanica
Cetti's WarblerCettia cetti
Eurasian Reed WarblerAcrocephalus scirpaceus
Great Reed WarblerAcrocephalus arundinaceus

Disclaimer The species list above is in systematic order, the taxonomy and nomenclature of which generally follows the Wells World Birds list on Birder's Diary v3.0 (courtesy of Thayer Software:, with adaptations by WildSounds.
The Wells World Birds list is based on a classification created by Mic Wells.
Please note that the above list may not be in the same order or be a full and accurate representation of the species on the title concerned. We take due care to ensure the accuracy of the list, but should you find any errors, please notify us.

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