Birding Photography in the Southern Pyrenees and Lleida Steppes in Catalonia
A 5-day Catalan Steppes and Mountains Birding Tour taken at a leisurely pace. This region is a hotspot in Europe’s biodiversity, where a vast number of birds can be spotted within a short drive, from impressive scavenger raptors such as the Lammergeier, Black Vulture, Egyptian Vulture and Griffon Vulture to the Little Bustard, Bee-eater, Roller or Golden Oriole.
This Catalan steppes birding tour centres on the Montgai area, one of the best preserved habitats for Little Bustards, Montagu’s Harrier, Rollers, Hoopoes, Little Owls, Golden Orioles, Bee-eaters, Calandra Larks, Stone Curlews and Hobbys. This is an arable land with barley, wheat and oat fields, with some fallow fields and Holm Oak forest islets.
This bird photography tour also encompasses the Solsona and Tremp mountain areas in the southern Pyrenees. Both have active grazing sheep livestock that supports healthy populations of vultures and also serve as home to a population of mountain forest passerines such as Citril Finches, Crested Tits and Crossbills.
Although this is a birding trip, we can also combine some sessions in hides equipped with one-way glasses, so that you can observe the natural behaviour of vultures or steppe birds at close quarters. At the time of your booking we will tailor the schedule to your target bird list.
Catalan Steppes and Mountains Birding Tour highlights include:
- Touring the Montgai area of the Catalan steppes and the Solsona and Tremp mountain areas, a hotspot of European diodiversity
- A chance to see a wide diversity of bird species, from majestic raptors to mountain forest passerines
- The opportunity to spend sessions in hides fitted with one-way glasses to observe birdlife up close
- Trips tailored to your target bird lists
- Expert local guides who can offer tips and advice on the best photo opportunities for every level of photographer
Want to consider a trip that concentrates on wildlife photography? Why not try this two-day tour of the Ebro Delta? Ebro Delta Bird Photography Tour
Alternative tour title: Bird Photography Tour of the Catalonia Steppes and Mountain Regions