More than 300 different species in a territory crossing migratory routes, where migrants arriving from Africa can be observed throughout the spring and summer, while in autumn and winter we are accompanied by those coming from Northern Europe.
The fact that Aragon occupies the central part of the Ebro Valley, from the French border to the Sistema Iberico mountain range, means that a variety of environments can be enjoyed within 100 km, from alpine pasture lands to steppes, and from the latter to Moncayo and the mountain ranges in Teruel. Many different species of birds can be seen as a result of this diversity of habitats, a very low population density in 90% of the territory and relatively good conservation.
According to the Atlas of breeding birds in Aragon between 203 and 205 species regularly nest here, and about 15 more do so irregularly, plus a few more which were added once the Atlas had been published. Of the 366 Iberian species, 257 are considered to be breeding, so it can be said that Aragon is home to 80% of Iberian breeding birds.
Top Five Birds
- Lammergeier / Bearded Vulture
- Great Bustard
- Dupont’s Lark
- Thousand of Cranes!
At Terra Incognita we support tours that do good in the world. They must help to conserve the environment, support local people, and educate their guests. Here’s what David from Birding Aragon said to us…
What conservation activities do you support through the tour, and your wider operations?
We support NGO’s like SEO-Birdlife and FCQ (Foundation to Protect and Conservation the Lammergeier).
How does the tour support local people?
All of our Local Guides, Tour Leaders and owners of the accommodation are local people who, lives in a small villages of Aragon Region (Ainsa, Gerbe, Berdun, Teruel,…).
What type of environmental education activities do you incorporate into your tour?
We can incorporate some of the activities that we normally do with families (Nest boxes, Bird Feeders, Local Honey, introduction to ornithology, Behavior in the high mountain,…)
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Tour Operator | Birding Aragon
Contact Name | David
Contact Email | [email protected]
Website | http://www.birdingaragon.com/
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