Common Crane. Photo: Ricardo Pérez

Huesca and surroundings

ITINERARY

Huesca, Loreto reservoir, Torresecas, Lupiñén, Ortilla, Montmesa and La Sotonera reservoir, Chimillas reservoir, Fornillos and Montearagón Castle.

SPECIES

RESIDENT: Lammergeier, Griffon Vulture, Golden Eagle, Bonelli’s Eagle, Peregrine Falcon, Goshawk, Eagle Owl, Long-eared Owl, Little Owl, Blue Rock Thrush, Black Wheatear, Sardinian Warbler, Dartford Warbler, Rock Sparrow, Calandra Lark, Sky Lark, Wood Lark, Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, Common Coot, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Gadwall, Yellow-legged Gull, Great Cormorant, Grey Heron, Great White Egret.

SUMMER: Egyptian Vulture, Short-Toed Eagle, Booted Eagle, Hobby, Lesser Kestrel, Scops Owl, European Bee-Eater, Woodchat Shrike, Western Orphean Warbler, Subalpine Warbler, Spectacled Warbler, Purple Heron, Night Heron, Little Egret.

OVERWINTERING: Hen Harrier, Merlin, Eurasian Wigeon, Greylag Goose, Common Pochard, Tufted Duck, European Golden Plover, Northern Lapwing, Fieldfare, Redwing, Alpine Accentor, Wallcreeper,  Brambling, Hawfinch, Bullfinch.

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

OTHER FAUNA

MAMMALS: Iberian Ibex.

AMPHIBIANS: Pyrenean Brook Salamander.

DESCRIPTION

RECOMMENDED TIME OF YEAR: All year round.

HABITATS: Patchwork of cereal fields with oak woods, irrigated areas, gallery forests, Mediterranean scrub, wetlands and clay cliffs.

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