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News on birdlife around the Picos de Europa. From sub-adult Lammergeier incursions from the Pyrenees and the possible reintroduction programme to Avocets and Little egrets on the Costa Verde. Also included here are personal observations of resident and summer-visiting birds.





forsters-furry-blue-polyommatus-agrodaietus-fulgens-ainsaeNatural History of the Picos de Europa and Páramos of northern Castile

A two-base holiday observing the fabulous mid-summer diversity of birds, butterflies & moths, dragonflies & wildflowers of northern Spain. Led by Teresa Farino.  

4th - 13th of July, 2017

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Birding Holidays

New birdwatching holidays in the Picos de Europa are being developed by an Asturian, English-speaking guide with more than 20 years' birding experience. Take advantage of his local knowledge

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Overwintering Ospreys

The three Ospreys, Pandion haliaetus, being monitored by conservation group Fapas have returned for another year to overwinter in the estuaries of Asturias, arriving mid-September and leaving towards the end of March.

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Picos Lammergeiers Update

Following the release of the two young birds in 2010 they both survived the winter but sadly one of them, Leoncia, was found dead last April in the Sierra del Cuera towards the Cantabrian coast. The post-mortem examination showed no signs of poison or any other unnatural causes of death.

Read more: Picos Lammergeiers Update

Flora and Fauna of the Picos de Europa
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Over the past 25 years, Teresa Farino has compiled a report (more than 100 A4 pages) that includes lists of all the mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies, dragonflies, beetles, grasshoppers & crickets and vascular plants ever recorded the Picos de Europa, plus summaries of each of these groups and an eight-page introduction to the natural history of these mountains. If you would like to purchase a copy, the price is 17.50€, excluding postage and packaging; alternatively, a copyrighted PDF document sent by email costs 11.50€. Click on the image to contact Teresa for further details or to place your order.

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