PICOS DE EUROPA BIRDING TOUR
On this tour we will visit some of the most significant locations of the main Picos range. In addition, we will also head into the more accessible Palencia Mountains so as to obtain a broader impression of the region. This tour will also include a rich variety of ecosystems as we will be discovering habitats of incredible contrast such as alpine, pastures, meadows and grasslands. To add to this, we will be passing through two very opposing climate regions; that of the wet Atlantic, and the continental Mediterranean, both of which harbour a diverse distribution of interesting species.
Even though the tour is mostly focused on birds, there will be plenty of opportunities to enjoy the exquisite native flowers, reptiles, and butterflies as well as visiting some significant human heritage sites while taking in their legacy. Additionally, we will set enough time aside to do a few sit-outs in the hope of sighting mammals which inhabit the region. But be forewarned, they are not always easy to locate and our efforts may be in vain, but rest assure, we will at least see some traces of their presence.
The walks featuring in the itinerary are of an easy nature not requiring great levels of physical fitness or ability, therefore being suitable for most, if not all visitors. The tour could run from late April until late October. However, the inclemencies of the weather mean all seasons can be expected in just one day at any time during this period. So as a rule of thumb, it is advisable to bring layers as well as some adequate clothing for hiking or plain wet weather gear. And whatever you do, DON’T forget to bring a good pair of a binoculars and a camera.