Daimiel, Calle Santa Teresa s/n, Tel: 926 26 06 39 .
The marshy wetlands of the Tablas de Daimiel, northeast of Ciudad Real, are the feeding and nesting grounds of a huge range of aquatic and migratory birds. Despite being national parkland since 1973, they have become an ecological cause célèbre due to the growing threat from the area’s lowering water table. This has affected the area’s wildlife in recent years.
One corner of the park is open to the public, with walking routes to islets and observation towers. Breeding birds here include great crested grebes and mallards. Otters and red foxes are among the mammals found in the park.