El Kala, the largest national park in northern Algeria, is a safe haven for Barbary red deer and for sixty thousand (60,000) migratory birds flying from Europe to Africa every winter. The park and its neighborhoods hold networks of ‘waterscapes’ and ‘landscapes’ connecting lakes, marshes, ponds and alder carrs, and corals and Posidonia meadows. The reserve features mix of Lusitanian oak forests, alder groves, relic riparian woodlands and coastal dunes. Floating plants islets and banks of marshes filled with cattail, yellow iris, bulrush, common and bur reeds and white water lily distinguish El Kala. The biosphere reserve offers an eco-museum and a mini-zoo. It is a refuge for wintering waterfowls in Mellah Lake, breeding birds in Lake Tonga and herons in the freshwater marsh of Bourdim.