GOBIERNO DE ARAGON UE FEADER REDR

Ornithological routes

Monegros and Bajo Cinca counties

Monegros and Bajo Cinca counties

ITINERARY

Sariñena, Bujaraloz, Monegrillo y Farlete.
Alcolea de Cinca, Chalamera, Ontiñena, Ballobar, Candasnos.
Albalate de Cinca, Belver de Cinca, Zaidín, Fraga.

SPECIES

RESIDENT: Griffon Vulture, Egyptian Vulture, Golden Eagle, Bonelli’s Eagle, Peregrine Falcon, Marsh Harrier, Northern Goshawk, Eagle Owl, Long-eared Owl, Little Owl, Black-bellied Sandgrouse, Pin-tailed Sandgrouse, Little Bustard, Great Bustard, Stone Curlew, Red-legged Partridge, Kingfisher, Hoopoe, Blue Rock Thrush, Black Wheatear, Rock Sparrow, Tree Sparrow, Calandra Lark, Sky Lark, Dupont’s Lark, Thekla Lark, Lesser Short-toed Lark, Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, Common Coot, Greylag Goose, Common Shelduck, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Gadwall, Red-crested Pochard, Common Pochard, Yellow-legged Gull, Black-headed Gull, Great Cormorant, Grey Heron, Great White Egret, Little Egret, Cattle Egret, Penduline Tit, Bearded Tit.

SUMMER: Egyptian Vulture, Short-Toed Eagle, Booted Eagle, Hobby, Lesser Kestrel, Montagu’s Harrier, Scops Owl, Common Quail, European Roller, European Bee-Eater, Woodchat Shrike, Western Orphean Warbler, Subalpine Warbler, Spectacled Warbler, Purple Heron, Night Heron, Little Egret, Black-necked Grebe, Squacco Heron, Kentish Plover, Water Rail, Purple Swamp-hen.

OVERWINTERING: Hen Harrier, Merlin, Eurasian Wigeon, Greylag Goose, Common Pochard, Tufted Duck, European Golden Plover, Northern Lapwing, Wallcreeper, Brambling.

MIGRANTS: European Bee-eater, Osprey, Barn Owl, Black Stork, Common Crane, Eurasian Spoonbill, Garganey, Ferruginous Duck, Dotterel, waders and gulls

DESCRIPTION

RECOMMENDED TIME OF YEAR: All year round.

HABITATS: Cereal plains, steppes with natural vegetation, gallery forests, Mediterranean pinewoods and shrubland, rice paddies, lagoons and reservoirs, gypsum cliffs.

BIRDING ARAGÓN

Great Bustard

Ganga Iberica

Pin-tailed Sandgrouse. Photo: Marcos Pérez

BIRDS

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...

Hoopoe
Hoopoe

Upupa epops ES: Abubilla Description L 25-28cm. W: 44-48 cm. Brown back, with black and white transverse stripes; pinkish-wine chest, with white underparts; fawn-coloured head with a pinkish crest tipped with black and white; black wings...

European Roller
European Roller

Coracias garrulus ES: Carraca europea Description L 28-21cm W: 66-73cm. Robust-looking bird with a strong beak. The plumage ranges from the blue-green on the head to indigo in the central feathers of the tail or rump. In contrast, the back...

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...

Common Kingfisher
Common Kingfisher

Alcedo atthis ES: Martín pescador comúnr Description L: 15-17cm W: 24-26cm. Bluish above, brownish-orange below, white throat, with a white spot on both sides of the neck. Sexual dimorphism is not very evident and is limited to the colour...

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...

Long-eared Owl
Long-eared Owl

Asio otus ES: Búho chico Description L: 31-37cm; W: 86-98 cm; Nocturnal raptor with striking facial design. It has a gray-brown to reddish-brown back, speckled with brown; ocher underparts; reddish-brown flight feathers; tail rufous with...

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;...

Yellow-legged Gull
Yellow-legged Gull

Larus michahellis ES: Gaviota patiamarilla Description L: 55-67cm; W: 130-158cm; Opportunistic species in expansion. Adults with gray back; white underparts; gray wing with black tip mottled with white; White glue; yellow legs; yellow bill...

Black-headed Gull
Black-headed Gull

Chroicocephalus ridibundus ES: Gaviota reidora Description L: 34-37cm; W: 100-110cm; Abundant species in winter, showing conspicuous breeding plumage. Adults in breeding plumage have brown head and white underparts, base of neck and tail,...

Northern Lapwing
Northern Lapwing

Vanellus vanellus ES: Avefría europea Description L: 28-31cm; W: 67-72cm; Bird with a long crest and striking plumage. With little sexual dimorphism. Dark upperparts, with greenish reflections; white underparts; wings wide and rounded, with...

European Golden Plover
European Golden Plover

Pluvialis apricaria ES: Chorlito dorado europeo Description L: 25-28cm; W: 53-59cm; In winter with dark upperparts with dense golden mottling; pale underparts streaked with brown; underwing white; white axillae; greenish gray leg  ...

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...

Kentish Plover
Kentish Plover

Charadrius alexandrinus ES: Chorlitejo patinegro Description L: 15-17cm; W: 42-45 cm; Bird specialist of sandy beaches and salty lagoons of the interior. Brownish-grey upperparts; white underparts; breastband restricted to lateral patches,...

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,...

Great Bustard
Great Bustard

Otis late ES: Avutarda común Description L: 75-105cm; W: 190-260cm; It is the heaviest bird in Europe, very large with a gray head and neck; back brown with fine dark barring; white underparts; wing with white coverts and black and white...

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...

Eurasian Coot
Eurasian Coot

Fulica atra ES: Focha común Description L: 38-42cm; W: 75-85cm; Abundant species in very varied wetlands. Both sexes are similar, generally black in color, with a darker head and neck; olive back; black wings ending in a white tip; bill and...

Purple Swamphen
Purple Swamphen

Porphyrio porphyrio ES: Calamón común Description L: 40-50cm; W: 90-100cm; Large and striking bird that inhabits wetlands with abundant marshy vegetation. There are no differences between the sexes, adults with purplish-blue plumage; white...

Baillon’s Crake
Baillon’s Crake

Porzana pusilla ES: Polluela chica Description L: 17-19cm; W: 33-37cm; Small bird that inhabits wetlands with abundant vegetation. It has reddish brown upperparts, streaked with black and with white spots; forehead bluish gray; blackish...

Water Rail
Water Rail

Railus aquaticus ES: Rascón europeo Description L: 22-28cm; W: 38-45cm; A habitual inhabitant of humid areas, with colorful plumage, it has a reddish-brown back, streaked with dark; slate gray throat and breast; abdomen gray streaked with...

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...

Common Kestrel
Common Kestrel

Falco tinnunculus ES: Cernícalo vulgar Description L: 31-37cm; W: 68-78cm; Raptor with pointed wings and long tail, with a black band near the end; dark nails; back brown, mottled in both sexes; light ocher underparts, mottled on body and...

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;...

Osprey
Osprey

Pandion haliaetusES: Águila pescadora Description 60-71cm. White head, with a black band on the sides; dark brown upperparts; white underparts, with brown pectoral band; wings dark above and light below, with a dark spot; primaries with...

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;...

Booted Eagle
Booted Eagle

Aquila pennata ES: Águila calzada Description L: 42-51cm; W:110-135cm; With feathers on the tarsi, covering even the fingers. It has two types of plumagW: a light phase with white underparts; neck and breast often with a tawny band; ocher...

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;...

Northern Goshawk
Northern Goshawk

Accipiter gentilis ES: Azor común Description L: 49-56cm; W: 89-122cm; Forest raptor with short, rounded wings and a long tail; yellow or orange eyes; tail with 4-5 brown bands; brown-gray upperparts; pale underparts finely streaked with...

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...

Western Marsh Harrier
Western Marsh Harrier

Circus aeruginosus ES: Aguilucho lagunero occidental Description L: 43-55cm; W: 115-140cm; The largest harrier in the Peninsula. Adult male with pale head, streaked with dark brown; brown upperparts; gray wings with blackish tips; gray tail...

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...

European Honey Buzzard
European Honey Buzzard

Pernis apivorus ES: Abejero europeo Description L:52-59cm, W:115-135cm. Bird with a brown back and some pale fringes; light underside with dark mottling; wings brown and light on the underside; with a general appearance very similar to the...

Glossy Ibis
Glossy Ibis

Plegadis falcinellusES: Morito común Description L: 55-65cm; W: 80-95cm; Species linked to open humid areas with vegetation on the banks to breed. Both sexes are similar. Unmistakable due to its dark color and its long, downward-curving...

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....

Purple Heron
Purple Heron

Ardea purpurea ES: Garza imperial Description L: 70-90cm; W: 110-145cm; Back and wing coverts slate, with chestnut scapulars in breeding plumage; underparts wine-brown; chestnut head and neck, with two lateral black stripes on the neck;...

Grey Heron
Grey Heron

Ardea cinereaES: Garza real Description L: 84-102cm; W: 155-175cm; Back and wing coverts gray; head white, with black eye line; white collar, with a double line of black stripes; white underparts; yellow beak and greenish or reddish legs....

Great Egret
Great Egret

White Egretta ES: Garceta grande Description L: 85-100cm; W:145-170cm; White color; bill dark in breeding season and yellow in winter; legs and toes blackish green; in breeding plumage with elongated feathers on chest, back and scapulars....

Little Egret
Little Egret

Egretta garzetta ES: Garceta común Description L: 55-65cm; W: 88-106cm; White; bill dark; black legs with yellow toes; in breeding plumage with elongated feathers on the chest, back, scapulars and head. Both sexes have similar plumage....

Cattle Egret
Cattle Egret

Bubulcus ibis ES: Garcilla bueyera Description L: 45-52cm; W: 82-95cm; Almost completely white plumage, with ocher spots on the hood, chest and back during the breeding season, which fade in winter; orange legs, beak and eyes during the...

Squacco Heron
Squacco Heron

Ardeola ralloides ES: Garcilla cangrejera Description L: 44-47cm; W: 80-92cm; In bridal plumage with a long, hanging bow; tawny back; wings, rump and tail white; head and neck finely striped brown. In non-breeding plumage with duller colors...

Northern Lapwing
Black-crowned Night Heron

Nycticorax nycticorax ES: Martinete común Description L: 58-65cm; W:90-100cm; Adult with black back, crown and nape; wings, rump and tail bluish; rest of plumage white. Both sexes are similar in plumage. Juveniles are brown with white...

Great Cormorant
Great Cormorant

Phalacrocorax carbo ES Cormorán grande Description L: 80-100cm; W: 130-160cm; Black plumage with a scaled appearance on the back, with a bluish tinge on the underparts; bill gray and yellow; At the base of the lower jaw there is a bare...

Black-necked Grebe
Black-necked Grebe

Podiceps nigricollis ES: Zampullín cuellinegro Description L: 28-34cm; W: 56-60cm; In breeding plumage with black back, head and neck, with golden feathers behind the eyes; chestnut flanks; white belly. In nonbreeding plumage dark...

Great Crested Grebe
Great Crested Grebe

Podiceps cristatus ES: Somormujo lavanco Description L: 46-51cm; W: 85-90cm; In breeding plumage with dark back; white underparts; head with dark and reddish ornaments. In nonbreeding plumage with duller colors; without ornaments on head....

Little Grebe
Little Grebe

Tachybaptus ruficollis ES: Zampullín común/chico Description L:25-29cm; W: 40-45cm; Anatidae of small size, in breeding plumage it is dark brown, with a chestnut face and neck; base of bill black with a pale spot. In winter and juveniles...

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....

Garganey
Garganey

Spatula querquedula Cerceta carretona Description L: 37-41cm; W: 60-63 cm; Rare Anatidae linked to wetlands with abundant marshy vegetation. In male breeding plumage with wide white eyebrow that reaches the nape; head and chest mottled dark...

Greylag Goose
Greylag Goose

Greylag greylagES: Ánsar común Description L: 70-90cm; W: 147-180cm; Recognizable by its large size, thick neck, and large bill. Brown plumage; ash gray head and neck; whitish belly; white tail coverts; large orange or pink bill; and pink...

Tufted Duck
Tufted Duck

Aythya fuligulaES: Porrón moñudo Description L: 40-47cm; W: 65-72cm; Gregarious duck that presents sexual dimorphism. In breeding plumage male with black plumage; flank and abdomen white; with a long bow of hanging feathers; dark wings with...

Ferruginous Duck
Ferruginous Duck

Aythya nyrocaES: Porrón pardo Description L: 38-42cm; W: 60-67cm; Anatidae of discreet customs; chocolate brown male with dark back, white anal area and prominent white eyering. Discreet female, general brown tone with white anal area....

Common Pochard
Common Pochard

Aythya whooping ES: Porrón europeo Description L: 42-49cm; W: 67-75cm; Diving Anatidae. Male with chestnut head and neck; breast and rear of body black; gray wings and body. Brown female, darker on the back and lighter on the head; gray...

Red-crested Pochard
Red-crested Pochard

Netta rufinaES: Pato colorado  Description L: 53-57cm; W: 85-90cm; Anatidae linked to large wetlands with abundant marshy vegetation. Male with reddish-brown head; breast and rear of body black; flanks white; chestnut wings with a white...

Northern Shoveler
Northern Shoveler

Anas clypeata ES: Cuchara común Description L: 44-52cm; W:73-82cm Anatidae unmistakable due to the shape and size of the beak. Male in winter with dark green head; back black; white chest and neck; belly reddish brown; dark wings with green...

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...

Eurasian Teal
Eurasian Teal

Anas creccaES: Cerceta común Description L: 34-38cm; W:53-59cm A small duck that presents a great difference between the sexes in the breeding season; Breeding male with chestnut colored head with green mask; chest light mottled with dark;...

Gadwall
Gadwall

Anas streperaES: Ánade friso Description L:46-56cm; W:78-90cm A shallow, freshwater duck that is sexually dimorphic. Male in winter quite uniform brownish-grey; white belly; Black Back Bottom; gray wings with chestnut spot; black and white...

Eurasian Wigeon
Eurasian Wigeon

Anas PenelopeES: Silbón europeo Description L:42-50cm; W: 71-85cm Wintering Anatidae, more frequent on the coast but also present in inland wetlands. Male with chestnut head and neck; crown and forehead cream-yellow; gray vermiculate back;...

Common Shelduck
Common Shelduck

Tadorna tadornaES: Tarro Blanco Description L: 58-71cm; W:100-133cm Large Anatidae. Same coloration in both sexes. Bulkier males. Bill red, with a bump at the base. Head, neck and part of the wing greenish black; rest of the white neck with...