Flamingos are one of the most beautiful and graceful of all birds. The name ‘Flamingo’ comes from the Portuguese or Spanish for ‘flame-coloured’. One look at these beautiful birds would make that statement self-explanatory.
Flamingos or flamingoes are a type of wading bird in the family Phoenicopteridae, the only bird family in the order Phoenicopteriformes. Four flamingo species are distributed throughout the Americas, including the Caribbean, and two species are native to Africa, Asia, and Europe. Wiki/flamingo.
Fuente Piedra Flamingos
Being as it was another beautiful day, we decided to take a trip on a different type of excursion. I had visited the Flamingos at Fuente Piedra some years back but my friend had not. So, why not a return visit? So, off we went.
Getting to the lake at Fuente de Piedra
No matter where you are located along the Costa del Sol, the route to the Flamingo Lake is quite an easy drive although from Nerja it is 1 hour and 20 minutes but well worth the drive.
The website for the company running the tourist facilities at Fuente de Piedra has an excellent website with easy Directions to Flamingo Lake.
The company offers private guided tours for those wanting to really get involved with the subject. There are kiddie-carts to help the younger members of the group to get around the many walkways and there are disabled facilities.
The Company Website
The lake of Fuente de Piedra is the biggest of Andalucía, and offers a privileged environment for the flamingo breeding. Also, it is a wintering and migratory place for many other birds. Flamingo nesting is one of the most amazing events of the year.
The natural reserve is located in the northwest of Málaga province, in the village of Fuente de Piedra.
In the natural reserve, we do, among other activities, guided visits to know the lake, its history, flora and fauna. We have permission to enter exclusive viewpoints, restricted for the public, from where we will enjoy a wonderful view of the lake and the flamingoes. Photo Galleries
If the great outdoors is for you and you would like to see beautiful Flamingos in their natural habitat, then please go to Fuente de Piedra Flamingo lake. Take binoculars with you. If you are not going on a guided tour the viewpoints are some distance from the birds.
There are literally tens of thousands of Flamingos, so, don’t worry about not seeing any.