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Catalonia is promoted to the British Birdwatching Fair as a destination Ornithological tourism

Tarragona. Costa Dorada. The Catalan Agency for Tourism (ACT) to promote Catalan Ornithological tourism destination to the British Birdwatching Fair 2010, the largest exhibition in Europe of this type of tourism, which will take place from 20 to 22 August at Rutland ( UK). This fair will showcase the ACT bid Catalan aimed observation of birds and spread the Catalan Ornithological Tourism Guide. This guide covers the main Catalan specialist ornithological tourism destinations (areas such as the Ebro Delta, the Aiguamolls, Tortes National Park and the Natural Park Moixeró) and infrastructures that facilitate birding (observatories, viewpoints, etc..), and a selection of itineraries can see the most important species diversity in Catalonia. Furthermore, since its first participation in 2007, the Catalan Agency Tourism sponsors, with 2,000 pounds, the contest "The Bird Brain of Britain", one of the most popular events of this fair. The money is earmarked for this competition to support projects to protect the birds. The ACT participates in the British Birdwatching Fair with its own stand of 20m2, which will comprise two main areas: one, which will promote the existing range of ornithological tourism in Catalonia, where there will be other, coexpositors as the Tourist Board Terres de l'Ebre, the Tourist Board of Lleida and Camping Laguna. Furthermore, to strengthen the promotion of action, also advertising the ACT Catalonia as an ideal destination for the practice of ornithological tourism in the official program of the fair and the BBC Wildlife magazine. The presence of Catalonia in the British Birdwatching Fair is especially important because the UK is one of the leading markets in the world for tourists birdwatchers. In addition, the profile of tourists traveling to practice this type of tourism is a person of high purchasing power, staying in small houses and small hotel, which makes it especially attractive to rural areas Catalonia. Catalonia, unique destination for bird observation Catalonia, due to its location and its enormous altitudinal gradient is a privileged location for the observation of birds, because they can reach observed over 400 different species. We must remember that since 2005 Catalonia has the record number of European of bird species sighted in 24 hours. In addition, all marathons to Today, the winning team has surpassed the 200 species identified, and in 2007 came to 217 species identified, a figure never achieved in Europe. Among some bird facts present in Catalonia has the world's largest colony of gull, winter or almost all of the world population of Balearic shearwater is the Catalan coast, or one of the largest European populations bearded and the Pyrenees foothills.  

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