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Birding Parque Natural de Arribes del Duero, Spain (1 Viewer)

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Natural Park Arribes del Duero is a protected natural area located southwest of the province of Zamora and northwest of the province of Salamanca, and forms the border with Portugal. It has a total area of ​​106,105 ha. in the Spanish and 85,105 ha. in Portuguese which added almost reach the 200,000 ha. that make this protected area one of the largest in Europe. The Spanish side was declared ZEPA in 1990.

The landscape is made up of vast canyons through which run the rivers Duero and tributaries thereof and a border zone of peneplain or highest area that make this place the coexistence of two types of climates. In depressions is given a Mediterranean microclimate to be protected from the wind and sun absober more rock walls. On the grounds is highest colder continental climate and typical provinces of Castilla y León.

Besides being a place privileged for its beauty, is a space where you can see throughout the year nearly 200 species of birds, 47 mammals and 27 reptiles. In summer birds such iconic features as the black stork and the Egyptian Vulture

As residents included the presence of griffon vulture, golden eagle, Bonelli's eagle, peregrine falcon, owl and chough, among others.

As in almost all my travels, it is impossible not to go by looking at other birds that may appear on the route and also as it is a bit far from Madrid, I decided to stop by the Reservoir Azud of Riolobos to see how the thing was there.

Birds observed in this tryp:
Great Crested Grebe
Great Cormorant
Grey Heron
Griffon Vulture
Hen Harrier
Red Kite
Northern Goshawk
Eurasian Sparrowhawk
Common Buzzard
Spanish Imperial Eagle
Common Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
Red-legged Partridge
Common Wood Pigeon
Rock Dove
Eagle Owl
Green Woodpecker
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Crag Martin
Crested Lark
Meadow Pipit
Pied Wagtail
Black Redstart
Northern Wheatear
Common Stonechat
Song Thrush
Mistle Thrush
Blue Rock Thrush
Dartford Warbler
Sardinian Warbler
Great Tit
Blue Tit
Long-tailed Tit
Southern Grey Shrike
Spotless Starling
Azure-winged Magpie
Eurasian Jay
Red-billed Chough
Carrion Crow
Corn Bunting
Among others, regards,

Luis Sitges

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