La Roque Saint-Christophe en Dordogne » Workshop: Birds, what have you got to tell me? The song of the birds of La Roque!

Workshop: Birds, what have you got to tell me? The song of the birds of La Roque!

Dive into the fascinating world of birds and their song with Mélody. Through the legends and beliefs that surround them, birds inspire our dreams and stimulate our imaginations. Mélody knows them like the back of her hand, and she’s offering you a hands-on workshop to help you observe, recognise and listen to them!

The song of local birds

The Vézère Valley is a protected area. Designated a Grand Site de France, it is one of the cradles of humanity and a treasure trove of biodiversity. The animals, the vegetation and the inhabitants all form a coherent whole in a landscape of outstanding beauty.

Many birds frequent the cliffs, caves and rock shelters at La Roque Saint-Christophe. The Peregrine Falcon is the easiest to spot. It shares the cliffs with the Kestrel, the Black Kite, the Common Buzzards, the Hobby Falcon, the European Sparrowhawk and the Honey Buzzard… And that’s only during the day, because at night nocturnal birds of prey are also present, such as the Barn Owl and the Long-eared Owl.

Birdwatchers will not fail to recognise the Tichodrome, which joins us some winters in search of food and insects in the crevices of the rock. The Alpine Accentur, another winter visitor, frequents the rock when it is warmed by the sun’s rays.

La Roque LPO refuge!

La Roque Saint-Christophe is an LPO refuge, and we are committed to encouraging the presence of birds and the protection of biodiversity in general on the cliff, by doing our best to ensure that the presence of visitors coincides with the needs of the animals. We have installed feeders and nesting boxes, and leave certain parts of the cliff accessible to birds for nesting!

When can I take part in the birdsong workshop?

Mélody will be on hand in June and during the summer: Mondays and Tuesdays at 10am, 11am and 12pm.

You can meet her on the tour route. The workshop is open to all, at no extra charge.