The “cincle plongeur”
Small, stocky and plump bird that prefers mountain torrents, it is also distinguished by its way of behaving: it is able to dive, swim, and even walk on water! You will be able to observe it along the Guiers (the river which crosses the Cirque): a small brown ball with a white glow which flies by skimming the water to perch on a rock a little further? It’s him !
When the Circus regains its original tranquility at nightfall, the fox comes out of its burrow and takes possession of the premises. Lively and mischievous, it catches small rodents and will certainly also nibble on the crumbs of sandwiches eaten at noon by visitors.
The Royal Eagle
A pair of eagles nest in the cliffs of the Cirque de St Even. You may be able to observe it if you equip yourself with binoculars. Sensitive to human presence, it is protected and certain activities are prohibited near its breeding grounds.
The “Chevechette” owl
This adorable owl is one of the smallest in the world (around 15cm tall). Unlike its congeners, this owl is rather born there. It consumes small birds which it hunts in flight.