GOBIERNO DE ARAGON UE FEADER REDR

Ornithological routes

Wetlands of the Cinco Villas county

Wetlands of the Cinco Villas county

ITINERARY

Tauste, Ejea de los Caballeros, Sádaba, Pinsoro.

SPECIES

RESIDENT: Marsh Harrier, 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, Great Bittern, Water Rail, Penduline Tit, Bearded Tit.

SUMMER: Purple Heron, Night Heron, Little Egret, Squacco Heron, Little Bittern.

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, Eurasian Spoonbill, Garganey, Ferruginous Duck, Dotterel, waders and gulls.

DESCRIPTION

RECOMMENDED TIME OF YEAR: All year round, but the greatest numbers of birds are to be found during the winter and the migratory periods (March/April and August/September).

HABITATS: Rice paddies, reedbeds, lagoons and reservoirs.

BIRDING ARAGÓN

Bearded Tit

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....

Fieldfare
Fieldfare

Turdus pilaris ES: zorzal real Description L: 22-27cm; W:39-42cm; Gray head and back of neck; chestnut-coloured back; grey rear of back; dark tail; white belly; pale flank, black-spotted; undercovert feathers white; yellow bill with ocher...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

Little Bittern
Little Bittern

Ixobrychus minutus ES: Avetorillo común Description L:33-38cm; W:52-58cm; Summer visitor to wetlands. Adult male has black upperparts, wings, and tail; suede collar and bottoms; white spot on wing. Adult female similar to male, but less...

Eurasian Bittern
Eurasian Bittern

Botaurus stellaris ES: Avetoro común Description L:70-80cm; W: 125-135cm; Inhabitant of reedbeds, with very mimetic colors, with a brown back with a golden tint and strongly striped; yellowish brown underparts; black hood and whiskers; Bill...

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...

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...

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...

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...