Nature and man living side by side
La Nava and Campos de Palencia
The most outstanding feature of this landscape is La Nava Lagoon, a wetland that has been carefully restored in order to conserve this space of vast ecological importance. The conservation work included the construction of dikes and drains, as well as improvements to the hydraulic network.
The lagoon is divided into two clearly differentiated sections: one destined exclusively to the conservation of the wealth of birds that inhabit this space ’ a total of 221 recorded species, enabling visitors to observe 41% of all the bird species in Spain, including the islands; and a second section which is used by livestock breeders, proving that man and nature can live together in harmony.
Another notable feature is the Boada wetland, which boasts a wealth of biodiversity. The cereal fields that surround this area are also home to steppe birds such as the great bustard, as well as the lesser kestrel and the western marsh harrier.
Category: Natural Space (56,686 ha.)
- Municipalities in the province of Palencia:
- Abarca de Campos,
- Autillo de Campos,
- Baquerín de Campos,
- Belmonte de Campos,
- Boada de Campos,
- Boadilla de Rioseco,
- Castil de Vela,
- Fuentes de Nava,
- Guaza de Campos,
- Mazuecos de Valdeginate,
- Meneses de Campos,
- Pedraza de Campos,
- Villamartín de Campos,
- Villerías de Campos
Park House of the Nava and Campos de Palencia
Visitors can use the camera situated at La Nava Lagoon to observe close up the vegetation and large variety of birds. There are exhibitions of historical photographs of the town and its customs, as well as a series of highly entertaining games and interactive panels providing further details of the flora and birds that live in the lagoon.
Address: C/ Mayor, 17. Fuentes de Nava. 34337 Palencia.
Telephone: 979 842 500
- Great bustard, Lark, montagu's harrier, calandra lark, kestrel lesser and hen harrier.
- Plains gently undulating, almost completely deforested and occupied for the most part by dry crops, mainly wheat and barley.
- Mainly cereals environment.