On the plains we´ll be looking for Dupont’s Lark amongst the Skylarks, Lesser Short-toed, Calandra, Thekla and Crested Larks, Meadow Pipits and Corn Buntings. Black-bellied and Pin-tailed Sandgrouse both occur, as do Great Bustards, Stone Curlews, Merlins, Hen Harriers, Little Owls and Golden Eagles.
Climbing the Pyrenees, the star species we hope to encounter are Wallcreeper, Lammergeier, Citril Finch, White-winged Snowfinch, Alpine Accentor, Griffon and Cinereous Vulture, Black Woodpecker, Hawfinch, Rock Bunting, Black Wheatear, Blue Rock Thrush, Alpine and Red-billed Chough, Black-bellied Dipper, Bonelli’s and Golden Eagle.
The Pyrenees in winter are as beautiful as they are thrilling! It’s a challenging place to survive for wildlife, and the harsh conditions bring some star avian species within easy reach for the intrepid birder, allowing you to see them how you’ve never seen them before!
This is an area all about seeing specialist birds with restricted ranges, and spending quality time with star species that are hard to see elsewhere – especially breath-taking Lammergeiers and eye-popping Wallcreepers! Here, Black Woodpecker, Alpine Chough, Citril Finch, White-winged Snowfinch, and even Capercaillie are all possible.
Couple this with a visit to Aragòn’s sweeping steppe landscape near Gallocanta, where Dupont’s Lark sings its eerie song and Common Cranes bugle softly to each other in the dawn light, and you´ve certainly got yourself a trip to remember!