Welcome to Laguna de Gallocanta
Some 20km southwest of Daroca, this is Spain's largest natural lake, with an area of about 15 sq km (though it can almost dry up in summer). It's a winter home or migration stopover for huge numbers of cranes, as well as many other waterfowl – more than 260 bird species have been recorded here. The cranes start to arrive in mid-October and fly off back to their Scandinavian breeding grounds in late February or March. Numbers at the lake usually peak in December, at around 25,000 to 30,000 – though on 28 February 2013, an amazing 135,600 cranes were counted here.