The Catalonian countryside is home to a huge variety of bird species and also to short term migrants who are passing through in the migration season. The fantastic, majestical birds of prey are regularly seen as are many other species including woodpeckers and the very rare Bee Eater and all have been spotted in this immediate area both in the mountains and by the famous River Ebro. If you prefer the Wading species the lower Ebro is home to many wading birds. There is a wildlife area on the Delte Ebre, which has been dedicated to the wading families, one of which is the Greater Flamingo, which can be seen all year round, as they are resident to this part of Spain.

We do not profess to be bird watcher although we love the countryside and wildlife equally. However we have over the years spoken to a few bird watchers and heard their stories.

In May 2006 we met 2 male bird watchers who live in Southern Spain who told us they have travelled the world bird watching and had never before considered Spain. However to their astonishment they had been overwhelmed by the variety and quantity of birds they had seen in this small area in just a few days. They were amazed and excited and were already planning a return trip.

This is a list of Birds seen by another couple on a 2-week winter break all seen whilst just walking in our surrounding countryside.

Birds of prey: - Buzzards, Sparrow Hawks, Kestrels, Grey Heron, Cormorants and Red kite.

Swallows, House Martins, Robins, Blackbirds, Carrion Crow, Green finches, Goldfinch, Bullfinch, Chaffinch, Willow Warblers , Black Redstart, Siskin, Serin, Blackcap, Hoopoe, Magpie, Blue tit, Long Tailed Tit, Coal Tit, House Sparrow, Grey Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail , Dunnock, Kingfisher.

We can not guarantee you will see every species mentioned on this list but I’m sure you will not be disappointed as this area is a haven for bird wildlife and much more besides.