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Four National Parks in Spain for birdwatching

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In Spain you’ll find natural spaces with great biodiversity. Protected areas where the flora and fauna are free from threats; perfect places for birdwatching.

  • A group of flamingos resting at the Guadalquivir Marshes in the Doñana National Park, Huelva

    Doñana National Park

    Between Huelva and Seville there are three ecosystems that, taken together, represent one of the areas of greatest biodiversity in Europe. Wetlands, shifting dunes and preserves are a refuge for many migratory birds, and others that are in danger of extinction such as the imperial eagle. Over 200,000 birds of some 300 different species pass through this park each year.

  • Left: Little Bustard / Centre: Panoramic view of Cabañeros National Park / Right: Black vultures in Cabañeros National Park, Ciudad Real

    Cabañeros National Park

    In this park you can walk through the great European Mediterranean forest, which has more than 22 plant species that are classified as either being of interest or in a vulnerable situation. It has also been designated a Special Protection Area for Birds (SPA) since 1988, with 198 species of birds, three percent of which are in danger of extinction worldwide.

  • Views of the Picos de Europa National Park, Asturias.

    Picos de Europa National Park

    This is the oldest National Park in Spain. The park's 64,000 hectares are located between the provinces of Asturias, Castilla y León and Cantabria. As it is so mountainous, it's a great place for spotting a large number of birds of prey. And with a bit of luck, you might be able to spot a grouse or two, a native species that's in danger of extinction.

  • Left: Bearded vulture / Centre: Excursionist covering the ‘Faja de las flores’ in the Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park, Huesca / Right: Bearded vulture flying over Monte Perdido, Huesca

    Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park

    This is the second oldest national park in Spain, and it's a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s located in Huesca and occupies part of the Pyrenees: here above all you see birds of prey, including one of the largest – the bearded vulture.

Enjoying birdwatching and seeing how birds live in different parts of Spain will definitely be an unforgettable experience.

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