Pico picapinos Birding Aragon

Great Spotted Woodpecker. Photo: Volando Libre

Perdiz Nival o Lagopodo Alvino Birding Aragon


Posets Maladeta Natural Park


Upper Valley of the Ésera River.


RESIDENT: Red Kite, Northern Goshawk, Eurasian Sparrowhawk, Lammergeier, Griffon Vulture, Golden Eagle, 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.


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

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

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

FISH: Brown Trout.


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.