Basque Country



Birdwatching areas


  • Common snipe (CC BY-3.0-ES 2012/EJ-GV/Irekia-Gobierno Vasco/Mikel Arrazola)
  • Common kingfisher (CC BY-3.0-ES 2012/EJ-GV/Irekia-Gobierno Vasco/Mikel Arrazola)
  • Ataria. Interpretation Centre of the Salburua wetlands


Salburua is a wetland made up of several restored lakes surrounded by wet grassland, poplar woods and a small oak grove. Located on the outskirts of the city of Vitoria-Gasteiz, Salburua is now one of the city's most emblematic green spaces.


Easy access is a major draw. A series of trails and observatories make it easy for visitors to view the native birdlife. It is not unusual to see a variety of aquatic birds, waterfowl, shorebirds and long-legged waders living alongside a community of deer kept in semi-captivity to help maintain the vegetation around the lakes.


Protection designation: Ramsar Wetland, Natura 2000 network and Periurban Park

Birding Euskadi Information Office: Ataria, in Vitoria-Gasteiz (Álava)

Tel: 945 25 47 59

Birding routes:

  • Arkaute Pond
  • Betoño Pond

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Category: Birdwatching areas
Municipality: Vitoria-Gasteiz