North Spain’s best birding sites

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Picos de Europa - including specific sites where you can see Wallcreeper, Snow Finch, Middle Spotted Woodpecker, Rock Thrush and ‘no-spotted’ Bluethroat

Villafafila - find out exactly where to see flocks of Great Bustards and breeding Lesser Kestrels

Gallocanta - possibly the most spectacular gathering of cranes you can witness in Europe

Pyrenees around Jaca - including the Hecho Valley, San Juan de la Pena, Astun, Riglos and Loarre

Sierra de Guara - including details of several sites where you can expect to find wallcreepers and three sites where food is put out to attract vultures including Lammergeiers.

The Zaragoza Plains - with specific details of 3 sites where you will find Dupont’s Larks, plus other sites for bustards, sandgrouse, Black Wheatear etc.

Plains south of Lleida - with details of exactly where I’ve seen Little Bustard, Pin-tailed Sandgrouse, Great Spotted Cuckoo, Roller, Black Wheatear and Black-shouldered Kite, plus exactly where I’ve failed to find Dupont’s Lark and Lesser Grey Shrike.

Serra de Salas - a mountain region with all 4 species of vulture, all viewable at close range from a hide at a feeding station

The following sites are all included in my book Finding Birds in North Spain and many are also covered in my DVD of the same title.

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