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Alpine birds of Asturias, Spain
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Alpine birds in Asturias

Alpine birds in Asturias tour is a full day guided tour designed to spot our local alpine birds (scavengers, birds of prey, frugivores, insectivores) and get to know the role they play in several local habitats. Tour takes place in Picos de Europa National Park where we will walk across massive limestone outcrops, along the screes and by the rock walls to meet the small and big alpine birds reside in the mountains. Interaction with nature is guaranteed when exploring habitats for alpine birding in Asturias due to local geology and wide biodiversity. We are looking forward to welcome you in a birding-walking experience within first National Park to be established in Spain (1918).

Alpine birds of Asturias tour will allows you to meet yourself with the majestic mountains and rock formations of Picos de Europa National Park and explore alpine habitats in search of specific birds. Our experienced local guides will guide you along the paths towards the right locations for bird spotting. Walks are medium demanding, made for walkers and nature lovers but just walking, not hiking neither trekking. We believe is the way for a joyful naturalist day and a conservation act however cable car might be taken in order to make the tour little struggling but still confortable.

In Asturias we may spot over 70% of all the Iberian peninsula bird species, including migratory and non-migratory birds, but alpine birds we show you are pure locals. Although some of them move down to the valleys when the winter comes they still belong to these mountains where spend all their lives. Vultures and yellow-billed choughs are forever part of the Picos de Europa summits imaginary.

Alpine birds of Asturias tour highlights are:

  • Spotting alpine birds as wallcreeper, alpine accentor, white-winged snowfinch or lammergeier.
  • Walk across alpine ecosystem with superb sceneries and wide biodiversity.
  • Fully Licensed Official Guides lead small groups for better quality service and impact reduction.
  • Exploring the alpine universe of cheese producers (Cabrales, Gamoneu, Beyos).
Alternative Name : Birding In Asturias Trip
Day 1
Alpine birds of Asturias tour.

We meet at your accommodation and drive you all the way to the starting spot for walking, right in the Picos de Europa National Park core. Once we have all the gear we need for walking and spotting is time to move up in search of the nesting and feeding areas the birds we look for are located. Walking distance is about 6 km you will be guided by our local experienced guides. Upon arrival our guide will find a location to establish, set the telescope up and introduce you to the area and the local alpine birds. We base on different areas, always depending on the season, weather conditions and safety. Before leaving you will have the chance to try with local cheese then we will drive you back to your hotel accommodation.

Species we may spot in Asturias are as varied as the natural elements and factors combinations met within this portion of Earth surface: one day tour in Asturias allows us to go out and explore for alpine, forest and coastal birds however we focus on Wallcreeper (Tichodroma muraria), yellow-billed chough (Pyrrhocorax graculus), black woodpecker (Dryocopus martius), withe-winged snowfinch (Montifringilla nivalis), alpine accentor (Prunella collaris), lammergeier (Gypaetus barbatus), gryphon vulture (Gyps fulvus) or Egyptian vulture (Neophron pecrnopterus).

What is included?

  • Licensed official guide
  • Transportation
  • Optical gear

What is not included?

  • Meals

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Why book with Geoface?

Geoface is small local company that provides get to know services after research and prospection. We dive into the ecosystems and habitats in order to understand the key role birds can play in clima change adaptation strategies. When booking with GEOFACE you are supporting responsible and scientific tourism meanwhile enjoying nature and high valuable local cultural landscapes, guided bay a Licensed Official Guide by Principality of Asturias.

Why visiting Asturias for a birding tour?

Asturias is home or either visited by over 70% of all Spaniard birds (excluding Canary Islands). Mountain ranges and clima conditions (humidity&low thermal amplitude) provides territory with gradients and linked different temperatures that make diversity possible. Scavengers, raptors, insectivores or frugivores roam the mountains here and there along the year. No matter the season or weather Asturias holds very attractive options for birding. Cozy accommodation and supreme gastronomy are guaranteed.

What kind of activity is an alpine bird tour with GEOFACE?

Alpine bird tour is a journey to the Cantabrian mountains. These tours encourages us to walk in order to reach the right grounds however you van book a tailor-made tour in terms of comfort: you decide to walk more or less. Alpine habitats are nested over 1700 m a.s.l. within Picos de Europa National Park (first to be declared National Park in Spain, 1918) or Somiedo Natural Park (first to be declared Natural Park in Asturias, 1988). These are renown protected areas where to meet the animals. Both of them are part of Man&Biosphere by UNESCO. We do not hide but use HD optical tools from a safe certain distance in order to reduce impacts. Meals are usually somewhere out there right because our visited alpine birds grounds are located in gorgeous and astonishing places.

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1 Day

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EUR100 / per person
This tour is operated by: Geoface

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Tour Facts

  • Alpine habitats within Asturias
  • On Request
  • Full Day Trip
  • Birds
  • 6 pax. maximum
  • June, July, August
  • Moderate
  • English, Spanish
  • Asturias Airport or hotel accommodation
  • Asturias Airport or hotel accommotation