Steppes & raptors

Near Lleida we find the best areas of grassland and steppe in Catalonia. On the 1st day of our tour, we will visit some of these dryland areas according to your target species and interests. If you are interested, we could visit the Ivars lake as well, is a large lagoon in the heart of the Lleida cereal plain (www.estanyivarsvilasana.cat/). After a full birding day, it is time to relax in the hotel, remind the birds we have seen and talk about life! On the 2nd day we will get close to the Pyrenees to search for large raports and other birds typical of cliffs and rocky areas. The price does not includes meals and accomodation. Outstanding birds: 

All year:  Red-legged Partridge, White Stork, Lammergeier, Griffon Vulture, Golden Eagle, Marsh Harrier, Purple Swamphen, Little Bustard, Stone Curlew, Black-bellied and Pin-tailed Sandgrouses, Crag Martin, Crested, Thekla and Calandra Larks, Zitting Cisticola, Sardinian Warbler, Penduline Tit and Iberian Grey Shrike.

Breeding season: Little Bittern, Squacco and Purple Herons, Egyptian Vulture, Short-toed and Booted Eagles, Montagu’s Harrier, Black Kite, Lesser Kestrel, Black-winged Stilt, Whiskered Tern, Bee-eater, Roller, Hoopoe, Red-rumped Swallow, Reed and Great Reed Warblers and Woodchat Shrike.

Winter: Cormorant, Cattle Egret, Hen Harrier, Red Kite, Lapwing, Snipe and Wallcreeper.

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