The Pyrenees, together with the outer mountain ranges, is home to many species of birds.
The wide variety of landscapes and climates, the difference in height between the valleys and the high peaks (ranging between 500 and 3,000 m height), in addition to its location on one of the main North-South flyways (between Europe and Africa), turn this area into a privileged place for bird watching.

A great number of birds that are so typical for this region nest on crags and cliffs. These include the Bonelli's eagle, the Egyptian vulture, griffon vulture, the small wallcreeper or the iconic bearded vulture, only living bird species that specializes in feeding on bone remains.


High mountain (spruce and pine) forests are home to birds such as the sparse Tengmalm's owl or the wood grouse.

The Alpine sparrow or ptarmigan survives in the inhospitable, alpine meadows in the cold winter months. This bird changes its brown plumage to winter white in order to blend in with the environment at any time of the year.


The ornithological tourist sector will find specialized professionals and guided routes in the Pyrenees for birdwatching and enjoying the natural environment in which they live.

Interesting Links:

Foudation for the preservation of bearded vulture

Wild Pyrenees

Birdwtaching and Nature Tourism - Aragonese Pyrenees