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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

and enjoy a week looking for birds such as Lammergeier (aka Bearded vulture), Black woodpecker and Wallcreeper in diverse landscapes, from ancient woods to the stark limestone terrain of the high mountain peaks. The holidays are based in Rio Aliso apartments, surrounded by woods and close to colonies of resident Griffon vultures and, in summer, nesting Egyptian vultures. They run from April through to September.

See the very reasonable prices and what's included in a presentation of the pdfbirding holiday in pdf format here.347.17 KB

Javi also runs day and half-day trips all through the year. Check out, for example, the coastal option here where possibilities include, depending on season, over-wintering Osprey, resident Peregrine falcon, myriad migrating waders and seabirds such as nesting European Storm petrel and Gannet.


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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