Located north of Tunisia, Ichkeul National Park is one of the most important ornithological reserves in North Africa. Its biodiversity is such as this was classified as a UNESCO biosphere reserve , that was enclosed as a World Heritage Site. It is also a protected site which was declared through the Ramsar convention. Over the years, between 1996 and 2006, this park have been put on the List of World Heritage in Danger
With an area of 12,600 hectares, this national park is a perfect place for bird lovers. Thanks to it's picturesque lakes and humid zones, this offers an essential natural habitat for more than 200 species of birds to thrive here!
A Real place of refuge, this park hides numerous mountain birds that can be easily observed such as the eagle of bonnelli - the fastest bird in the world.
The periods of hibernation and escales here will offer you a natural show offered by a gathering of more than 2,00,000 birds here. During winters, a lot of birds come in to hibernate in the park, so as to enjoy the good and pleasant climate here in the wetlands of northern Tunisia. For that matter, one can also watch the Souchet duck here.
During spring and summer times, the park becomes a place of escale for hundreds of birds wishing to migrate to Europe and central Africa. You can observe the white Cigogne (migrant species following south of Sahara) or the eagle botté (species migrant then in Europe that stays in Tunisia according to climate changes.
To discover more, Tunisia ecotourism can accompany you in the discovery and the observation of varied bird species by offering you two ranges of sightseeing, adapted for amateurs and experienced bird watchers. A weekend of observation and identification at the heart of this national park is the best way for any bird lover to spend their weekend getaway!