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The Biggest Twitch goes birding in the mountains

Another complete change of scene as we birded the mountains of Catalonia.

Mountain View Hotel

The view from our comfortable hotel

Crested Tit 2

On the wooded mountain slopes we caught up with the perky Crested Tit

Pedra Forca group

Time for a team photo! The snow-topped mountains were impressive and we needed all our warm clothing.

Griffon viewpoint

But the views were impressive. This was the perfect place to stand and enjoy the amazing views of raptors cruising overhead!

Lammergeir 1

Such a distinctive silhouette, Lammergeier soars by effortlessly

Mountain View 9

Going even higher up, the landscape was bare...

Marmot Spain

.. but that didn't seem to stop the wildlife as this Marmot soaks up the sunshine

Water Pipit Spain

We encountered a good number of these Water Pipits up here..

Citril Finch

.. and enjoyed amazing views of several Citril finches too.

Mountain flower 2

Mountain flowers maintain a toe-hold

Jayne looking

Jayne scanned hard for one of her most-wanted birds of the trip...

Golden Eagles distant

... and was rewarded with a Golden Eagle fly-by!

Griffon Vultures 4

Dropping down on the other side of the pass, we enjoyed the spectacular sight of Griffon Vultures coming in to roost

Birders on bridge

Back down in civilisation, the group scanned the rushing stream for more birds..


.. and were rewarded with views of Grey Wagtail and Dipper on the rocks

We spent three bird-filled days in this beautiful mountain area where the highlight species included:

Black Kite, Red Kite, Lammergeier, Griffon Vulture, Short-toed Eagle, Booted Eagle, Montagu's Harrier, Goshawk, Golden Eagle, Hobby, Black Woodpecker, Water Pipit, Black Redstart, Blue Rockthrush, Subalpine Warbler, Western Bonelli's Warbler, Firecrest, Short-toed Treecreeper, Alpine Chough, Red-billed Chough, Citril Finch, Cirl Bunting, Rock Bunting, Wryneck, Ortolan Bunting, Lesser Redpoll, Dipper, Ring Ouzel and Brambling.

If you'd like a full copy of our bird list for this trip, do email us on

Thanks to everyone in the group for making this such a fun trip. If you'd like to join us for a Biggest Twitch tour or birdwatching daytrip, do get in touch with us. We look forward to hearing from you!


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