El Garraf

El Garraf is a coastal location where the emphatic dryness of the summer and low water retention capacity of calcareous soils determine the vegetation growth. Here we find interesting and unusual animal species such as the Mediterranean Turtle (Testudo hermanni) and a variety of open ground and Mediterranean bird species. And if we still have some time left after visiting ‘El Garraf’, we will go to the Llobregat Delta to search for some wetland birds. In addition, for only 20 € more per person we would visit Coma Romà winery, an exclusive brand of organic wine made with great care by the family Guilera in the small village of Sant Pau d’Ordal, where we would enjoy a wine tasting accompanied by some traditional food products. Not recommended in Summer due to hot weather. Outstanding birds:

All year: Red-legged partridge, Bonelli’s Eagle, Yellow-legged Gull, Crested Lark, Thekla Lark, Crag Martin, Black Whetear, Blue Rock Thrush, Zitting Cisticola, Dartford and Sardinian Warbler, Short-toed Treecreeper, Iberian Grey Shrike, Spotless Starling, Rock Sparrow, Serin, Cirl and Corn Buntings.

Breeding season: Short-toed Eagle, Great Spotted Cuckoo, Scops Owl, Red-necked Nightjar, Alpine Swift, Pallid Swift, Bee-eater, Hoopoe, Tawny Pipit, Black-eared Whetear, Rock Thrush, Melodious, Western Orphean, Subalpine and Western Bonelli’s Warblers, Golden Oriole, Woodchat Shrike and Ortolan Bunting.

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