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Mirador dels Orris

Pyrenees  >  Spain

Walk to the Orris viewpoint with its spectacular views of the Catalan Pyrenees and a very good chance of seeing Red Crossbill up close.

Description

Easy 2.5 km hike in the Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park. The itinerary follows the Ruta del Trencapinyes a route specially made for seeing Red Crossbill. You walk through the black pine forests of this area of El Cadí and will discover the Orris viewpoint, with its spectacular views of the Catalan Pyrenees. But you will also cross several beautiful alpine meadows. Apart from the very nice scenery you can encounter many other interesting birds here. Foremost the Bearded Vulture (Lammergeier), but also big groups of Griffon Vulture. Other birds seen here are Golden Eagle, Red-legged Partridge, Black Woodpecker, Red-billed Chough, Yellow-billed Chough, Western Bonelli's Warbler, Mistle Thrush, en Citril Finch.

Details

Access

The Ruta del Trencapinyes is a signposted itinerary that starts from the small parking place (click on the P on the map to go there). The difference in height that is bridged during the walk is 130 meters.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest, Scattered trees and bushes, Grassland, Mountain

Conditions

Hilly, Rocky

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

No

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring, Summer

Route

Unpaved road, Wide path, Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot, Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

Extra info

The viewpoint is wheelchair accessable

Birdingplaces Near

Col de Pal, with it's vultures and marmots. Also decribed on this website.

View birdingplaces in the area that are published on Birdingplaces.eu

Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

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