AT A GLANCE
Roughly 2 hours’ drive north of Barcelona is the little gem of El Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park in the Pyrenees. Two great mountain ridges, El Cadí and El Moixeró, meet at Coll de Tancalaporta and form an impressive mountain barrier where the main Pyrenean ridge meets the pre-Pyrenees. This is where El Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park protects not just a wonderful biodiversity but also numerous sites of outstanding natural beauty.
The park was established in 1983 and encompasses 41,060 hectares (101,500 acres) of mountainous terrain, with Vulturó standing at 2,648 metres (8,688 ft) as its highest point.
This day trip will explore the mountains up to 2000 metres elevation, as well as the surrounding valleys. The park has imposing rock faces, extensive pine forests and alpine meadows. It is one of the most significant birding areas of the high mountains in northeast Spain.
All year round:
Lammergeier, Eurasian Griffon, Golden Eagle, Black Woodpecker, Ring Ouzel (scarce), Citril Finch (scarce in winter), Firecrest, Short-toed Treecreeper, Goldcrest, European Crested Tit, Alpine Chough, Red-billed Chough, Iberian Green Woodpecker, Rock Bunting, Cir Bunting, (European) Red Crossbill, Dipper, Tengmalm’s Owl.
Common Rock Thrush, Water Pipit, Melodious Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher, Northern Wheatear, Tawny Pipit, Western Bonelli’s Warbler, Ortolan Bunting, Egyptian Vulture, Booted Eagle.
Wallcreeper, Alpine Accentor, Snow Finch, Fieldfare, Brambling.
Lesser Kestrel, Common Whitethroat, Subalpine Warbler, Honey Buzzard.
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