The main focus was to visit different areas in the North-Eastern corner of Spain, not too far from the home base at Arens de Lledo in the Matarrana region of Aragon.
Three completely different areas of interest to birders are found within a 100 km radius:
- – the Ebro delta, an area of wetlands, rice paddies and open water. It lies next to the sea, so marine birds are
present as well.
- – the plains and steppes between Belchite and Lleida, dry, dusty with a definite Mid West USA look. For some
species this is a northernmost stronghold in Spain.
- – and the Els Ports mountain range. An area of dry crags and lush valleys, springing surprises from time to
On the way back through the Pyrenees we added quite a number of species to the list.
Total number of bird species observed: 129