ORNITHOLOGY AND BIRDS WATCHING IN SIERRA DE GUARA

THE NATURAL RESERVE OF THE SIERRA AND THE CANYONS OF GUARA IS A UNIQUE PLACE FOR ORNITHOLOGY AND BIRDS WATCHING.

Thanks to its unique climat and geology, the Sierra of Guara offers many different ecosystems where are nesting and living almost 150 species of birds and raptors. Each year many birds-watchers come to Sierra de Guara and observe wildlife. For specialists, spring remains the best season because of the nesting and reproduction time.

During our ornithology tours, we will go around the amazing and perfectly preserved landscapes of Sierra de Guara. With our local and specialized guide, the visitor will see in which ecosystem and how are living some of the most impressive and rare species of birds and raptors.

The selected itineraries go around cliffs where nest the main rupicolous species of Sierra de Guara. You will discover various places with different ecosystems like pines or oaks forests, garrigues, gorges/canyons, river’s banks, open fields etc… Since thousands of years and with the influences of different climates (mediterranean, atlantic, continental, mountain) , many sorts of cliffs, hills, caves, gorges and canyons got into shapes. In these environments have evolved lots of  ”small” ecosystems that are singular housings and sometimes unique territory for animals and plants, and for some endemic species of the Sierra de Guara  and Pyrenees.

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PRICE OF ORNITHOLOGY TOUR IN SIERRA DE GUARA

(minimum 3 pax – maximum 10 pax)

Price per person (VAT 21% included)
Half day of bird watching (3-4h) 3 PAX 95 €
Day of bird watching  (3-4h) 3 PAX 150 €
Half day of bird watching  (3-4h) de 4 a 10pax 35€/pers
Day of bird watching (3-4h) de 4 a 10 PAX 50€/pers
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VIDEO OF ORNITHOLOGY IN SIERRA DE GUARA

(Fonts of images: Turismo del Somontano, Red Natural de Aragón, Turismo Hoya de Huesca)

 

Tables of some birds that we can watch in Sierra de Guara

# English name/Nombre espagnol Nombre scientifico
1 GREY HERON – GARZA REAL Ardea cinerea
2 HONEY BUZZARD – ABEJERO EUROPEO Pernis apivorus
3 RED KITE – MILANO REAL Milvus milvus
4 LAMMERGEIER – QUEBRANTAHUESOS Gypaetus barbatus
5 EGYPTIAN VULTURE – ALIMOCHE Neophron percnopterus
6 GRIFFON VULTURE – BUITRE LEONADO Gyps fulvus
7 SHORT-TOED EAGLE – AGUILA CULEBREA Circaetus gallicus
8 HEN HARRIER – AGUILUCHO PALIDO Circus cyaneus
9 SPARROWHAWK – GAVILAN Accipìter nisus
10 COMMON BUZZARD – BUSARDO RATONERO Buteo buteo
11 GOLDEN EAGLE – AGUILA REAL Aquila chrysaetos
12 BOOTED EAGLE – AGUILA CALZADA Hieraaetus pennatus
13 BONELLI´S EAGLE – AGUILA PERDICERA Hieraaetus fasciatus
14 COMMON KESTREL – CERNICALO Falco tinnunculus
15 MERLIN – ESMEREJON Falco columbarius
16 HOBBY – ALCOTAN Falco subbuteo
17 PEREGRINE FALCON – HALCON PEREGRINO Falco peregrinus
18 RED-LEGGED PARTRIDGE – PERDIZ ROJA Alectoris rufa
19 QUAIL – CODORNIZ COMUN Coturnix coturnix
20 SPOTTED CRAKE – POLLUELA PINTOJA Porzana porzana
21 BLACK-WINGED STILT – CIGUEÑUELA Himantopus himantopus
22 GREY PLOVER – CHORLITO GRIS Pluvialis squatarola
23 RED KNOT – CORRELIMOS GORDO Calidris canutus
24 LITTLE STINT – CORRELIMOS MENUDO Calidris minuta
25 CURLEW SANDPIPER – CORRELIMOS ZARAPITIN Calidris ferruginea
26 SPOTTED REDSHANK- ARCHIBEBE OSCURO Tringa erithropus
27 WOOD SANPIPER – ANDARRIOS BASTARDO Tringa glareola
28 GREAT SPOTTED CUCKOO – CRIALO Clamator glandarius
29 EAGLE OWL – BUHO REAL Bubo bubo
30 TAWNY OWL – CARABO COMUN Strix aluco
31 EUROPEAN NIGHTJAR – CHOTACABRAS GRIS Caprimulgus europaeus
32 ALPINE SWIFT – VENCEJO REAL Apus melba
33 BEE-EATER– ABEJARUCO COMUN Merops apiaster
34 EURASIAN WRYNECK – TORCECUELLO Jynx torquilla
35 GREEN WOODPECKER – PITO REAL Picus viridis
36 BLACK WOODPECKER – PITO NEGRO Dryocopus martius
37 CRESTED LARK – COGUJADA COMUN Galerida cristata
38 THEKLA LARK – COGUJADA MONTESINA Galerida theklae
39 WOOD LARK – TOTOVIA Lullula arborea
40 SAND MARTIN – AVION ZAPADOR Riparia riparia
41 CRAG MARTIN – AVION ROQUERO Ptyonoprogne rupestris
42 BARN SWALLOW – GOLONDRINA COMUN Hirundo rustica
43 HOUSE MARTIN – AVION COMÚN Delichon urbica
44 TAWNY PIPIT – BISBITA CAMPESTRE Anthus campestris
45 WATER PIPIT – BISBITA ALPINO Anthus spinoletta
46 GREY WAGTAIL – LAVANDERA CASCADEÑA Motacilla cinerea
47 WHITE WAGTAIL – LAVANDERA BLANCA Motacilla alba
48 DIPPER – MIRLO ACUATICO Cinclus cinclus
49 WINTER WREN – CHOCHIN Troglodites troglodites
50 ALPINE ACCENTOR – ACENTOR ALPINO Prunella collaris
51 EUROPEAN ROBIN – PETIRROJO Erithacus rubecula
52 RUFOUS NIGHTINGALE – RUISEÑOR COMUN Luscinia megarhynchos
53 BLACK REDSTART – COLIRROJO TIZON Phoenicurus ochruros
54 NORTHERN WHEATEAR – COLLALBA GRIS Oenanthe oenanthe
55 BLACK-ÉARED WHEATEAR – COLLALBA RUBIA Oenanthe hispanica
56 BLACK WHEATEAR – COLLALBA NEGRA Oenanthe leucura
57 ROCK THRUSH – ROQUERO ROJO Monticola saxatilis
58 BLUE ROCK THRUSH – ROQUERO SOLITARIO Monticola solitarius
59 BLACK BIRD – MIRLO COMUN Turdus merula
60 GRASSHOPPER WARBLER–BUSCARLA PINTOJA Locustella naevia
61 MELODIOUS WARBLER- ZARCERO COMUN Hippolais polyglotta
62 DARTFORD WARBLER – CURRUCA RABILARGA Sylvia undata
63 SUBALPINE WARBLER – C. CASRRASQUEÑA Sylvia cantillans
64 SARDINIAN WARBLER – CURRRUCA CABECINEGRA Sylvia melanocephala
65 BONELLI´S WARBLER- MOSQUITERO PAPIALBO Phylloscopus bonelli
66 CHIFFCHAFF – MOSQUITERO COMUN Phylloscopus collybita
67 GOLDCREST – REYEZUELO SENCILLO Regulus regulus
68 FIRECREST – REYEZUELO LISTADO Regulus ignicapillus
69 LONG-TAILED TIT – MITO Aegithalos caudatus
70 MARSH TIT – CARBONERO PALUSTRE Parus palustris
71 COAL TIT – CARBONERO GARRAPINOS Parus ater
72 BLUE TIT – HERRERILLO COMUN Parus caeruleus
73 GREAT TIT – CARBONERO COMUN Parus major
74 WOOD NUTHATCH – TREPADOR AZUL Sitta europaea
75 WALLCREEPER – TREPARRISCOS Tichodroma muraria
76 GOLDEN ORIOLE – OROPENDOLA Oriolus oriolus
77 RED-BACKED SHRIKE – ALCAUDON DORSIRROJO Lanius collurio
78 WOODCHAT SHRIKE- ALCAUDON COMUN Lanius senator
79 EURASIAN JAY – ARRRENDAJO Garrulus glandarius
80 ALPINE CHOUGH – CHOVA PIQUIGUALDA Pyrrhocorax graculus
81 RED BILLED CHOUGH –CHOVA PIQUIRROJA Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax
82 COMMON RAVEN – CUERVO Corvus corax
83 SPOTLESS STARLING – ESTORNINO NEGRO Sturnus unicolor
84 CHAFFINCH – PINZON VULGAR Fringilla coelebs
85 GOLDFINCH – JILGUERO Carduelis carduelis
86 CROSSBILL – PIQUITUERTO Loxia curvirostra
87 CIRL BUNTING – ESCRIBANO SOSTEÑO Emberiza cirlus
88 ROCK BUNTING – ESCRIBANO MONTESINO Emberiza cia
89 ORTOLAN BUNTING – ESCRIBANO HORTELANO Emberiza hortulana
90 DUPONT´S LARK – ALONDRA DE DUPONT Chersophikus duponti
91 COMMON CRANE – GRULLA COMUN Grus grus
92 HOUSE SPARROW – GORRION COMUN Passer domesticus
93 TREE SPARROW – GORRION MOLINERO Passer montanus
94 Paloma Torcaz Columba palumbus
95 COMMON CUCKOO – CUCO Cuculus canorus
96 BLACK-BELLIED MAGPIE – URRACA Pica pica
97 CARRION CROW – CORNEJA Corvus corone
98 SERIN – VERDECILLO Serinus serinus
99 CORN BUNTING – TRIGUERO Miliaria calandra
100 HOOPOE – ABUBILLA Upupa epops
101 LONG-EARED OWL – BUHO CHICO Asio otus
102 BULLFINCH – CAMACHUELO COMUN Pyrrhula pyrrhula
103 WHITE STORK – CIGÜEÑA BLANCA Ciconia ciconia
104 ROCK DOVE – PALOMA BRAVIA Columba livia
105 STOCK DOVE – PALOMA ZURITA Columba oenas

 

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