AT A GLANCE
About 90 minutes from Barcelona lies the ancient town of Lleida, situated within the Catalan Central Depression. This day trip will explore the vast flat dry area east of the town where a mosaic landscape allows excellent birdwatching. This big area contains savannah-like sectors with sparse trees, irrigated fields, olive and almond groves, reservoirs with extensive reedbeds, the largest inland lake in Catalonia, Mediterranean scrubs and cultivated areas.
Over 80 species of birds can easily be seen on a day trip all year round.
All year round:
Little Bustard, Eurasian Thick-knee, Red-legged Partridge, Thekla’s Lark, Crested Lark, Woodlark, Iberian Grey Shrike, Iberian Green Woodpecker, Little Owl, Dartford Warbler, Eurasian Griffon, Golden Eagle, European Crested Tit, Spotless Starling, Western Swamphen, Common Rock Sparrow, Eurasian Hoopoe, White Stork, Northern Goshawk, Penduline Tit.
Subalpine Warbler, Western Orphean Warbler, Woodchat Shrike, Western Bonelli’s Warbler, European Roller, European Bee-eater, Golden Oriole, Great Spotted Cuckoo, Montagu’s Harrier, Calandra Lark, Black Kite, Short-toed Snake Eagle, Eurasian Hobby, Lesser Kestrel, Spectacled Warbler, Tawny Pipit. Cirl Bunting.
Hen Harrier, Red Kite, Eurasian Merlin, Wallcreeper (scarce).
Northern Wheatear, Willow Warbler, Eurasian Dotterel, Black Stork, Honey Buzzard.
Rarities sometimes encountered:
Rarities sometimes encountered: Rough-legged Buzzard, Spanish Imperial Eagle, Black-winged Kite.
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