GOBIERNO DE ARAGON UE FEADER REDR

Ornithological routes

Sierra del Moncayo

Sierra del Moncayo

ITINERARY

Peaks of Moncayo, Moncayo grasslands and Monte de la Mata, Alto Huecha.

SPECIES

RESIDENT: Goshawk, Sparrowhawk, Griffon Vulture, Golden Eagle, Eurasian Woodcock, Tawny Owl, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Dipper, Grey Wagtail, Blue Rock Thrush, Dunnock, Eurasian Nuthatch, Coal Tit, Goldcrest, Citril Finch, Common Crossbill, Chaffinch, Rock Bunting, Eurasian Jay.

SUMMER: European Bee- Eater, Egyptian Vulture, Short-Toed Eagle, Red-rumped Swallow, Water Pipit, Tree Pipit, Rock Thrush, Northern Wheatear, Common Whitethroat, Bonelli’s Warbler, Red-backed Shrike, Ortolan Bunting.

OVERWINTERING: Eurasian Bullfinch, Brambling, Alpine Accentor, Redwing, Wallcreeper.

MIGRANT: Greylag Goose, Common Crane, Dotterel.

OTHER FAUNA

MAMMALS: Roe Deer, Wild Boar, Wildcat, Badger, Pine Marten, Crowned Shrew.

AMPHIBIANS: Palmate Newt, Marbled Newt, European Tree Frog, Midwife Toad.

REPTILES: Smooth snake, Snub-nosed Viper, Western Green Lizard, Common Wall Lizard, Slowworm.

FISH: Brown Trout.

DESRIPTION

RECOMMENDED TIME OF YEAR: All year round, caution in winter during bad weather.

HABITATS: Beech forests, oak woodland, mixed Scots pine and Holm oak woodland, Austrian Pines, meadows, black broom shrub, mountain rocky slopes, flinty rocks and peaks.

BIRDING ARAGÓN

European Bee- Eater. Photo: Miguel Ángel García

Alimoche Aves Emblematicas

Rock Thrush. Photo: Miguel Ángel García

BIRDS

Redwing
Redwing

Turdus iliacus ES: zorzal alirrojo Description L: 21cm; W:60-65cm; Brown above, pale underparts with brown streaking, well-marked pale eyebrow, reddish flanks, black flanges, white moustachial stripe, reddish-brown undercovert feathers....

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...

Common Rock Thrush
Common Rock Thrush

Monticola saxatilis ES: roquero rojo Description L: 18.5cm; W:33-37cm; Species that presents a marked sexual dimorphism during the breeding season; the rest of the year, both sexes are more similar, with discreet plumage; grey-brown...

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...

Dunnock
Dunnock

Prunella modularisES: Acentor común Description L:13-14cm ;W: 19-21cm. Inconspicuous bird in colours, it has a bluish-grey head and underparts, brown auriculars with dark stripes, a chestnut-coloured back with black streaks and greater...

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...

Red-rumped Swallow
Red-rumped Swallow

Cecropis daurica ES: Golondrina dáurica Description L: 17cm, W: 33cm. Bird with bluish-black areas on upperparts; ocher nape and rump; pale underparts and diffusely striated; with a forked tail and long outer tail feathers. Both sexes with...

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...

Tawny Owl
Tawny Owl

Strix alucoES: cárabo común Descripción L: 37-43cm; W: 81-96cm; Back gray or reddish, with dark streaks; light underparts streaked with dark; reddish-brown, vermiculated flight feathers; head with complete gray facial discs and no “ears”;...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...