Catalonia is an exceptional place for birds and this book will help you find far more birds than you are likely to manage on your own. It gives you exact details of where the best birds were found as recently as 2017 or 2018.
Dave Gosney writes:
‘‘Here’s a guide to birdwatching in Catalonia from the point of view of a visiting birder. Based on my own experiences there in 2017 and 2018, it points out that some species are harder to find than other publications might lead you to believe but it also gives you up-to-date and exact details of where many of the most exciting birds can still be located. So, if you want to see birds such as Bonelli’s Eagle, Little Bittern, Little Bustard, Roller, Black-bellied and Pin-tailed Sandgrouse, Moustached Warbler, Spectacled Warbler, Black Woodpecker, Citril Finch, Rock Thrush and Red-billed Leothrix this book tells you which sites are the most reliable and which ones are not.”
Sites featured: The Ebro delta - L’Encannyisada La Tancada and Riet Vell Lo Golero and Les Olles El Garxal Gola de Migjorn. The ‘Ebro hills’ - Mont Caro Serra de Boix Balneari de Cardo Montsant and Sirena. Wetlands around Lleida Flix Utxesa Estany d’Ivars. Plains south of Lleida Alfes aerodrome Mas de Matxerri. Plains east of Lleida Menarguens plain Ruta del Cami Ral (Bellmunt d’Urgell) Bellpuig plain. Barcelona Llobregat delta - les Filipines Llobregat delta - Cal Tet El Garraf Panta de Valvidrera. The Pre-Pyrenees Montroig Montsec Mont-rebei. The Catalonian Pyrenees Congost de Collegats Port Aine Aiguestortes national park Bosque del Gerdar Port de Benaigua Pla de Beret Val d’Aran. Aiguamolls de l’Emporda El Cortalet El Mata Estany d’Europa Vilaut. Cap de Creus Cadaques Pla de Gates.
Compared to other publications covering the same area, this one:
•Provides the most useful maps - so you can easily find your way to the best bits of wetland, steppe or woodland
•Includes GPS co-ordinates to help you find the right turnings, parking spaces or viewing points
•Highlights the best areas only - and summarises the key attraction in the first paragraph so you can easily decide whether to read on or bother to visit the site
•Has a map on the inside cover which serves as an index so you can easily find any site in the book
•Is light and portable (and cheap)
•Is supplemented by the site pages in this website (which include photos of many of the locations)
•Is updated in the free update pages on this website, giving details of what other birders have found at these sites