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Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park

Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park

ITINERARY

Ordesa, Añisclo, Escuaín and Pineta Valleys.

SPECIES

RESIDENT: Red Kite, Northern Goshawk, Eurasian Sparrowhawk, Lammergeier, Griffon Vulture, Golden Eagle, Common Buzzard, Ptarmigan, Grey Partridge, Black woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, White-backed woodpecker, Greater-spotted woodpecker, Dipper, Grey Wagtail, Alpine Accentor, Marsh Tit, Eurasian Treecreeper, Wallcreeper, Red-billed Chough, Yellow-billed Chough, Common Raven, Citril Finch, Common Crossbill, Snowfinch.

SUMMER: Egyptian Vulture, Short-toed Eagle, Booted Eagle, Woodcock, Alpine Swift, Rock Thrush, Water Pipit, Tree Pipit, Northern Wheatear, Ring Ouzel, Red-backed Shrike, Yellowhammer, Ortolan Bunting.

OVERWINTERING MIGRANTS: Osprey, Common Crane, Black Stork.

OTHER FAUNA

MAMMALS: Izard, Roe Deer, Wild Boar, Pine Marten, Red Squirrel, Edible Dormouse, Brown Hare.

AMPHIBIANS: Pyrenean Brook Salamander, Pyrenean Frog, Common Toad and Midwife Toad.

REPTILES: Aesculapian Snake, Green Whip snake, Smooth Snake, European Asp, European Green Lizard.

FISH: Brown Trout.

DESCRIPTION

RECOMMENDED TIME OF YEAR: all year round, although care must be taken during periods of bad weather during winter. The best months are May and June. During July and August, some of the most popular parts of the park can be very busy.

HABITATS: Mixed and Coniferous forests, Mountain pastures, limestone cliffs and peaks.

BIRDING ARAGÓN

Quebrantahuesos. Photo: Miguel Ángel García

BIRDS

Northern Wheatear
Northern Wheatear

Oenanthe oenanthe ES: Collalba gris Description L: 14-16cm; W:26-32cm; Male with grey back; black wings; white forehead and black bands on sides of the head; white eyebrow; wing feathers and covert feathers black. White underparts. The...

Alpine Accentor
Alpine Accentor

Prunella collaris ES: Acentor alpino Description L: 15-17cm, W:30-32cm; Larger than the Common, although similar. Gray with brown markings; greyish underparts, with chestnut flanks; white throat with black streaks; wings with dark coverts...

White-throated Dipper
White-throated Dipper

Cinclus cinclus ES: Mirlo-acuático europeo Description L: 17 -20cm; W:25-30cm; Bird with dark brown back, brown head and belly; throat and white chest; short wings and tail; plump in shape and well adapted to aquatic life, feathers closely...

Grey Wagtail
Grey Wagtail

Motacilla cinerea ES: Lavandera cascadeña Description L: 19cm; W:26cm; Plumage grey above, white and yellow below. Male in breeding plumage with black bib, bright yellow and white moustachial stripe on chest and white flanks; female very...

Water Pipit
Water Pipit

Anthus spinoletta ES: Bisbita alpino Description L: 17cm; W:27cm; Back greyish-brown; light eyebrow; outer tail feathers with white patch; dark legs. In summer, grey head, black bill and pink chest without streaks; in winter, brown head,...

Tree Pipit
Tree Pipit

Anthus trivialis ES: Bisbita arbóreo Description L: 15cm; W:26cm; Olive-brown back, heavily striated with dark streaking; whitish chest with narrower stripes on flanks than on chest; Bill somewhat thicker than other pipits, pinkish at the...

Great Spotted Woodpecker
Great Spotted Woodpecker

Dendrocopos major ES: Pico picapinos Description L: 23-26 cm. W: 38 – 44 cm. Back black, with two white spots on shoulders: white throat and chest; red underparts; white cheek and forehead; dark with white mottling wings; black tail with...

Black Woodpecker
Black Woodpecker

Dryocopus martius ES: Picamaderos negro Description L:45-57cm; W:64-68cm. It is the largest woodpecker in Europe. It is a voluminous bird, with completely black plumage, except for the red crown that the males have; the females have a red...

European Green Woodpecker
European Green Woodpecker

Picus viridis ES: Pito real Description L: 16-17cm W: 25-27cm.This insectivorous bird has cryptic plumage with a grey-brown back; grey underparts with ocher chest and throat; transversely streaked grey and brown tail; brown beak and legs....

Alpine Swift
Alpine Swift

Apus melba ES: Vencejo real Description L: 21-22cm, W:57cm. It shows greyish-brown colouration on the back, white underparts, and pectoral band brownish-grey. Silhouette in the shape of a crossbow, with long and pointed wings, tail more...

Eurasian Woodcock
Eurasian Woodcock

Scolopax rusticola ES: Chocha perdiz Description L: 33-38cm; W: 55-65cm; Wader of forest and solitary habits. Both sexes are similar, their cryptic plumage stands out, with gray upperparts with black and ocher stripes; gray underparts,...

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...

Eurasian Sparrowhawk
Eurasian Sparrowhawk

Accipiter nisus ES: Gavilán común Description L: 28-37cm; W: 60-77cm; Raptor with short, rounded wings and a long tail; yellow or orange eyes; tail with 4-5 narrow dark bands and a broad subterminal band; upperparts ash-grey in adults,...

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...

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...

Bearded Vulture
Bearded Vulture

Gypaetus barbatus ES: Quebrantahuesos Description L:100-120cm; W:240-290cm; Unmistakable for its large size and color. Adult with creamy head and neck, with a black spot from the eye to the base of the bill, elongating into a kind of...

Red Kite
Red Kite

Milvus milvus ES: Milano real Description L: 60-66cm; W: 154-166cm; Back and neck brown, fringed with chestnut and reddish in appearance; reddish underparts, streaked; cap and nape whitish and streaked; wings brown, with a pale base, and a...

Grey Partridge
Grey Partridge

Perdix perdix Perdiz pardilla Description L:cm; W: cm; 28-30cm. 28-30cm. Back grey, mottled white and brown; brown face; flank grey, with abundant transverse barring; gray breast with a broad horseshoe-shaped spot on male, small or no spot...

Western Capercaillie
Western Capercaillie

Tetrao urogallus Urogallo común Description L: 55 - 90cm; W: 70-125cm; Male 86-110 cm.; female 60-75 cm. Male with dark gray plumage and bluish-green breast; lower sides of flank and belly with white flecks and black tail with light...

Rock Ptarmigan
Rock Ptarmigan

Lagopus mutates Lagópodo alpino Description L:34-36cm; W: 54-60cm. In breeding plumage male with barred blackish brown head, breast and upperparts on light background; white underparts; white flight feathers; red caruncles. Female with...