LOCATION / Urdaibai Bird Center
Urdaibai Bird Center is located in the heart of Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve; more precisely, in the municipality of Gautegiz Arteaga. The Center is about 4.5 km away from Gernika-Lumo, and stands on the right bank of the river Oka, at the very edge of the marshes.
If you are driving from Gernika, you must take the road heading towards Lekeitio until you reach the Kortezubi roundabout. After about 700 m, turn left where the road is signposted and you will get to the Center car park.
Urdaibai Bird Center
From the car park, you can walk along the ornithological circuit that will take you to two bird hides managed by Urdaibai Bird Center. These facilities are excellent places to watch the birds staying in the marshes. Access to the observatories is free and are opened every day, excepting on the Tuesday because of the maintenance works in the marshes and surroundings.