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Join Birding Trekking and Nature on a wonderful safari in the Spanish Pyrenees, focused on observing the lammergeier, as well as other bird species like griffon vulture, Egyptian vulture, short-toed eagle, peregrine falcon, hobby and alpine swift, golden eagle, water pipit, Northern wheatear, citril finch, black woodpecker, common bullfinch, and many others. The alpine marmot is among the mammals that live in the area and that you might see during the tour.
You will be accommodated at Hotel Cinca. Hotel Cinca is situated in the town of Escalona (610 meters), in Sobrarbe County, at the gates of Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park in the Huesca Pyrenees.
Family run, the establishment is named after the Cinca, a mighty river which rises in Monte Perdido and whose waters flow very close to the hotel, where guests can enjoy a magnificent swimming area.
The hotel offers 19 charming and comfortable rooms (some with a balcony), all with beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and furnished so that the customers feel at home. The rooms are decorated in a mountain style, which highlights the wooden furniture and bright colors of the walls.
To make your stay more pleasant, the hotel provides the following facilities:
You will depart from Plaza de Castilla in Madrid at 8:00 a.m. and return at about 10:00 p.m. at the corner of Plaza de Castilla with Calle de Mateo Inurria.
You will arrive at your destination at noon and go up to the spectacular Escuain Gorge where it would not be surprising to be able to watch the desired lammergeier because in this area there are two breeding pairs. You will spend the afternoon at the viewpoints, awaiting its show-up and watching griffon vultures, Egyptian vultures, short-toed eagles, peregrine falcons, hobby and alpine swifts.
On this day you will visit the two valleys of unparalleled beauty. In the first valley, the population of alpine marmots that can be observed is of particular importance, and among birds there are the golden eagle, water pipit, Northern wheatear, and citril finch. In the second valley, you will focus on the search for the deeper, black woodpecker, and common bullfinch. Also, an added value of these two areas are the flowers and butterflies that can be observed and photographed.
In the morning, the participants who have registered will leave to have a day of hide in which they can photograph the Egyptian vulture, griffon vulture, black and red kites, crow, and, hopefully, the lammergeier. The rest of the participants will go up to the alpine floor in La Plana, making short stops to observe the common cuckoo, red-backed shrike, and common crossbill.
On the alpine floor, you can see the rock thrush, red-billed and yellow-billed choughs, snowfinch, ortolan bunting, and, with luck, the grey partridge. You can also see the alpine marmot and, during the whole route, birds of prey including the lammergeier. In the afternoon, those who have stayed in the hide will be picked up and they will go to the Defile of La Inclusa to continue seeing more birds of prey.
On this day you will get up early to go up to La Valle to be able to watch a large number of lammergeiers of different ages in addition to other necrophagous birds. In the afternoon, you will return to Madrid.
Note: For other different dates do not hesitate to send an inquiry to Birding Trekking and Nature. Punctuality is very important. The maximum courtesy waiting period will be 15 minutes. Once this period has elapsed, the excursion will begin and participants who have not presented themselves will not be entitled to any refund.
Spaces are limited. You are recommended to make a reservation as soon as possible. Transportation will be in vans with a capacity of eight passengers (including the guide) and meets all the requirements for transport of passengers of the European Union.
Hotel Cinca is located in the small town of Escalona, in the Huescan Aragonese Pyrenees, the main point of access to the Añisclo Valley, one of the four sectors that make up the National Park of Ordesa and Monte Perdido, along with Ordesa, Escuaín, and Pineta.
During your stay, you will be provided with half board.
On day three, in the morning, the participants who have registered for the Carrion hide (50 EUR per person) will leave to have a day of hide in which they can photograph the Egyptian vulture, griffon vulture, black and red kites, crow, and, hopefully, the lammergeier.
Also, the town of Escalona has a sports and recreation area with racquetball, tennis court, basketball court, and football pitch, as well as a supermarket for shopping.
Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport
Transfer not provided
Please book your flight to arrive at Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport (MAD). Transfers from and to this airport are not provided.
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