Wetlands and birds in the plains
A Terra Chá is a vast region north of the city of Lugo set on a sedimentary depression that is characterised by its gentle relief. There are many rivers that cross it, the most famous being the Miño river with its well-preserved banks. There are in the region several lagoons of various sizes that host dozens of species of waterbirds throughout the year.
The Cospeito lagoon and Caque lagoon are not to be missed. In the past, the network of wetlands in the region was more extensive and had different characteristics. However, the development policy of the mid-20th century, which transformed wetlands in Spain, also had its dark side in A Terra Chá. Today, the lagoons and wetlands that resisted enjoy greater protection and public recognition.
At many points, the landscape is dominated by large meadows and open spaces that provide grounds for easily watching species typical of these habitats: A Espiñeira, next to the Cospeito lagoon, and A Veiga de Pumar are the most popular and enticing.