GOBIERNO DE ARAGON UE FEADER REDR

Ornithological routes

Belchite and Bajo Martín counties

Belchite and Bajo Martín counties

ITINERARY

Mediana, Quinto de Ebro, Belchite, Codo, Lécera, Albalate del Arzobispo.

SPECIES

RESIDENT: Griffon Vulture, Golden Eagle, Bonelli’s Eagle, Peregrine Falcon, Eagle Owl, Little Owl, Black-bellied Sandgrouse, Pin-tailed Sandgrouse, Little Bustard, Stone Curlew, Red-Legged Partridge, Blue Rock Thrush, Black Wheatear, Rock Sparrow, Calandra Lark, Skylark, Dupont’s Lark, Thekla Lark, Lesser Short-toed Lark.

SUMMER: Egyptian Vulture, Short-toed Eagle, Eurasian Hobby, Lesser Kestrel, Montagu’s Harrier, Scops Owl, Quail, European Bee-eater.

OVERWINTERING: Hen Harrier, Merlin.

MIGRANT: Barn Owl, Black Stork, Common Crane, Dotterel.

DESCRIPTION

RECOMMENDED TIME OF YEAR: Principally in spring, but also during the postnuptial migration in September and in Winter.

HABITATS: The best preserved steppe vegetation in the Ebro Valley, plains with cereals and river cliffs.

alondra ricoti o rocin

Dupont’s Lark

BIRDS

Blue Rock Thrush
Blue Rock Thrush

Monticola solitarius ES: roquero solitario Description L: 21-23cm; W: 33-37cm; The male in breeding plumage is bluish-grey; dark wings and tail; in winter with brown rims on the blue feathers. Female has grey-brown upperparts, bluish tinge...

Black Wheatear
Black Wheatear

Oenanthe leucura ES: collalba negra Description L: 18cm; W:26-29cm; Uniformly black body (male) or dark brown (female); white rump and undertail coverts; white tail with a central and terminal black band. Both sexes are similar, the male is...

Eurasian Skylark
Eurasian Skylark

Alauda arvensis ES: Alondra común Description L: 18-19cm W: 30-36cm. Striped brown plumage; outer tail feathers white, the wing with a white band at tip; head with a small crest; clear eyebrow. Juveniles have white fringing on feathers....

Thekla Lark
Thekla Lark

Galerida theklae ES: Cogujada montesina Description L: 17cm W: 28-32cm. Bird with brown plumage very similar to the Crested lark; it has a crest and an eyebrow on its head; outer tail feathers ochre; and a clearly striated chest; ocher...

Lesser Short-toed Lark
Lesser Short-toed Lark

Calandrella rufescens ES: Terrera marismeña Description L: 13-14cm W: 25-30cm. Elongated beak and a straight lower mandible; similar to the short-eared terrestrial, dark brown striped and white underparts, mottled chest and no spots....

Calandra Lark
Calandra Lark

Melanocorypha calandra ES: Calandria común Description L: 18-19cm W: 34-42cm. Crestless head without crown and marked eyebrow, thick and strong beak. Brown upper part, with light edges, chest with fine stripes and two dark lateral spots...

Dupont’s Lark
Dupont’s Lark

Chersophilus duponti ES: Alondra ricotí Description L: 18cm, W: 26-31cm. Crestless head, a marked eyebrow, and a long, fine, curved beak. Brown above and white below, streaked brown chest, and white outer tail feathers. Similar plumage in...

European Bee-eater
European Bee-eater

Merops apiaster ES: Abejaruco europeo Description L: 27-29cm W: 44-49cm. Colourful insectivorous bird, with reddish-brown crown and anterior part of the back; golden yellow back; tail and underparts green; yellow throat and eyes covered by...

Short-eared Owl
Short-eared Owl

Asio flammeus ES: Búho campestre Description L:33-40cm ; W: 95-105cm; Back tawny brown, longitudinally mottled dark; ocher underparts, streaked with brown; reddish-brown flight feathers with dark tips; tail rufous with brown barring; head...

Little Owl
Little Owl

Athene nocturne ES: Mochuelo común Description L: 21-23cm; W: 51-54cm; With more diurnal habits than other owls, this owl has a brown back with rounded white spots; chest diffusely fringed brown and white; brown flight feathers, speckled...

Eurasian Eagle-Owl
Eurasian Eagle-Owl

Bubo bubo ES: Búho real Description L: 57-75cm; W:140-188cm; Large nocturnal bird of prey with an ocher general color, speckled with dark; brown wings with transverse ocher stripes; white throat; bill dark; feet covered in buff feathers;...

Eurasian Scops Owl
Eurasian Scops Owl

Otus scops ES: Autillo europeo Description L: 19-21cm; W: 47-54cm; The smallest of the owls of the Iberian Peninsula. It has a gray-brown to reddish-brown back, with a fine pattern of stripes; paler abdomen, also vermiculated; flight...

Pin-tailed Sandgrouse
Pin-tailed Sandgrouse

Pterocles alchata ES: Ganga ibérica Description L: 31-39cm; W: 55cm; Steppe smaller in size than the white-bellied sandgrouse. In breeding plumage, the male has a yellow-speckled back; black and yellow barred rump and long tail; Deep ocher...

Black-bellied Sandgrouse
Black-bellied Sandgrouse

Pterocles orientalis ES: Ganga ortega Description L: 34-36cm; W: 65-70cm; Steppe bird with camouflage colors, compact and voluminous body, long wings and black belly. Male with gray back mottled with yellow; gray head, neck and breast;...

Eurasian Dotterel
Eurasian Dotterel

Charadrius morinellus ES: Chorlito carambolo Description L: 20,5-24 cm; W:57-64 cm; This uncommon bird is only present when migrating. During breeding, the female plumage stands out more conspicuously than the male. Ocher lower chest and...

Eurasian Stone-curlew
Eurasian Stone-curlew

Burhinus oedicnemus ES: Alcaraván común Description L: 40-44cm; W: 77-85 cm; MediuMar-Sepized bird with sandy-toned plumage, with a large, bright yellow eye framed by two white lines; yellow bill with black tip and yellow legs; wings brown,...

Little Bustard
Little Bustard

Tetrax tetrax ES: Sisón común Description In breeding plumage, the male has an ocher hood with black striations and the rest of the head is gray; black neck with white stripes, followed by a white and a black collar. In non-breeding...

Common Crane
Common Crane

Grus Grus ES: Grulla común Description L: 96-119cm; W: 180-222cm; Adult slate gray; throat, nape and sides of face black; sides of head and neck white; crown red; black primaries; long secondaries giving the appearance of being part of the...

Peregrine Falcon
Peregrine Falcon

Falco peregrinus ES: Halcón peregrino Description L: 38-51cm; W: 89-113cm; The largest of the falcons of the Iberian Peninsula. Adults with bluish gray back; pale underparts, finely barred with dark; dark head with broad mustache; tail...

Eurasian Hobby
Eurasian Hobby

Falco subbuteo ES: Alcotán europeo Description L:29-33cm; W: 74-83cm; Adults with slate-colored backs; pale underparts; dark mustache; feathers of the breeches and underbelly reddish; gray tail; pale wings below. Juveniles brown and...

Merlin
Merlin

Falco columbariusES: Esmerejón Description L: 26-33cm; W: 55-69cm; The smallest of the European falcons. Adult male with slate gray back, finely striated; reddish underparts, streaked with brown; dark gray tail, with thin bands smaller than...

Lesser Kestrel
Lesser Kestrel

Falco naumanni ES: Cernícalo primilla Description L:26-31cm; W: 66-72cm; Raptor with pointed wings and long tail, with a black band near the end; light nails; back brown, mottled only in female; light ocher underparts, speckled with dark;...

Bonelli’s Eagle
Bonelli’s Eagle

Aquila fasciata ES: Águila perdicera Description L: 60-70cm; W: 150-170cm; Adults with dark upperparts; underparts white, streaked with dark; tail grey-brown, with several dark bars; wings dark above and lighter and shaded dark below;...

Golden Eagle
Golden Eagle

Aquila chrysaetos ES: Águila real Description L: 76-96cm; W: 180-230cm; One of the best known birds of prey. The adult has dark brown plumage; head and nape golden; tail with diffuse transverse bands. In adult birds, the male has a darker...

Common Buzzard
Common Buzzard

Buteo buteo ES: Busardo ratonero Description L: 46-58cm; W:110-132cm; A very common raptor, with highly variable plumage from very light to very dark colors, with everything in between. Generally brown-backed; pale underparts, streaked;...

Montagu’s Harrier
Montagu’s Harrier

Circus pygargus ES: Aguilucho cenizo Description L: 39-46cm; W: 102-116cm; Adult male with gray head and back; gray underparts on chest and white on rest; black primaries and a black band on secondaries; gray tail; gray rump. Adult female...

Northern Harrier
Northern Harrier

Circus cyaneusES: Aguilucho pálido Description L: 44-55cm; W: 97 - 118cm; Adult male with gray head and back; gray underparts on chest and white on rest; wing tips black; gray tail; white rump. Adult female with dark brown back; light brown...

Short-toed Snake Eagle
Short-toed Snake Eagle

Circaetus gallicusES: Culebrera europea Description L: 62-69cm; W: 160-175cm; Raptor with brown back and large head; tail with four transverse dark bands, the terminal one wider; dark throat and chest; white underparts streaked with brown;...

Griffon Vulture
Griffon Vulture

Gyps fulvus ES: Buitre leonador Description L: 95-110cm; W: 230-265cm; The most common of the Iberian vultures. Naked head and neck, with whitish down; light feather ruff; tawny plumage, with darker wings and tail; gray beak and claws...

Egyptian Vulture
Egyptian Vulture

Neophron perchnopterus ES: Alimoche común Description L: 55-65cm; W: 148-171cm; Adults white except wing feathers; head and throat without feathers, yellow. Both sexes are of similar size and plumage, the male being a little smaller than...

White Stork
White Stork

Ciconia ciconia ES: Cigüeña blanca Description L: 95-110cm; W: 180-218 cm; Species linked to the human environment and popular culture. White plumage with black wings; red beak; long red legs. The juveniles with darker brown parts, as well...

Black Stork
Black Stork

Ciconia nigra ES: Cigüeña negra Description L: 95-100 cm; W: 145-155 cm; Similar in size and shape to the white or common stork, from which it differs in its shiny black plumage and distinctive white underparts. Red beak and legs....

Common Quail
Common Quail

Coturnix coturnixES: Codorniz común Description L:cm; W: cm; 16-19cm. Back sandy-brown in color, with stripes; paler underparts mottled on flanks; white stripe on the eyebrow and neck; male with dark throat tawny chest streaked with white;...

Red-legged
Red-legged

Alectoris rufa Perdiz roja Description L:cm; W: cm; 33-38cm. Back of brown color, something reddish; gray underparts on chest, reddish on abdomen; ribbed black collar, chestnut, white and black striped flanks; red bill, eyering, and legs....

Mallard
Mallard

Anas platyrhynchosES: Ánade azulón Description L: 50-60cm; W: 81-95cm Gregarious Anatidae that presents a marked sexual dimorphism, Male in breeding plumage with green head and neck; gray back and underparts; central tail feathers recurved...