Montserrat, that literally means ‘the jagged mountain’, is a symbol of Catalan identity and spirituality (more info at Here we will search for a mixture of rocky ground, cliff, Mediterranean woodland and scrubland bird species, as well as the Iberian ibex (Capra pyrenaica). Not recommended during Summer due to hot weather. Oustanding birds:

All year: Bonelli’s Eagle, Crag Martin, Black Wheatear, Thekla Lark, Blue Rock Thrush, Sardinian and Dartford Warblers, Short-toed treecreeper, Iberian Grey Shrike, Rock Sparrow, Serin and Rock Bunting.

Breeding season: Short-toed Eagle, Alpine Swift, Hoopoe, Tawny Pipit, Black-eared Wheatear, Melodious, Subalpine and Western Bonelli’s Warbler, Golden Oriole, Woodchat Shrike and Ortolan Bunting.

Winter: Alpine Accentor and Wallcreeper.

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