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Partridges On The Snow
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one-day birdwatching trip seeking the Pyrenean Grey Partridge (Perdix perdix hispaniensis) which is a rare subspecies of Grey Partridge and only inhabits in Northern Iberian Mountains. When the snow covers high altitude Mountain passes, is the only moment to easily detect these secretive birds. This unique habitat covered by heath and scrubland is also the home to another rare mammal: the Broom Hare (Lepus castroviejoi) endemic to the Cantabrian Mountains (December to March).

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  1. Grey Partridges in Winter
    Siri F. Thomson07 Apr 2018
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    I never expected to enjoy birdwatching on the snow as we did in Valdelugueros this February 2018. Pyrenean Grey Partridge is the Iberian subespcies of the Grey Partridge, almost impossible to watch but easy in Vegarada Mountain Pass when it is snow covered. Cold and wind in withe but unforgottable experience in NW Spain (Cantabrian Mountains). I surely will repeat winter birding wherever in White. Thanks to More Than Birds

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Accommodation

You will stay at local and charming accommodations (rural houses) in each visited area. Here you may visit some examples we work with (rooms always have suite bathrooms): https://www.hotelrurallabolera.es/ http://casonadelolo.com/ http://www.losoteroshostalrural.es/

What to bring?

Always mountain boots and winter coat as well as summer clothes. The weather in winter will be very variable, with sunny days, but always the chance of rain and snow. Both sunrise and sunset are usually cold but may be below 0ºC in the cold season.

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Please let us know whether you would like to include into the itinerary historic monuments such as Pre-Roman and Roman sites in Villablino and Romanesque, Gothic and Gaudi architecture in León city (León cathedral is really impressive!).

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