Birding


For each species we have created a file containing the basic information presented in a simple and visual way for finding out more and localizing it. As well as the photograph and the song, codes have been added to indicate the habitat where the species is most commonly found, and the approximate degree of difficulty associated with finding it (low, average or high). A brief description of its status is also given and, if necessary, advice for finding it. Finally a map is added showing a selection of the best areas for observing it in the breeding period.

In some cases it is better to find the species in the winter or in areas bordering the province of Lleida; then the map appears blank and the appropriate suggestions are given in the text. Foreseeably, (and more so in the case of birds due to their mobility) the status, distribution and the populations described here will vary in some cases, and that is why we will be very grateful to receive your contributions.

 

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Difficulty:

 

HighMedium Low

 

Main Status:


Summer visitor

Migrant

Winter visitor

Resident
Main Habitat:

Wood land

Steppe species

Scrubland species

Acquatic species
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Rock-loving species

Mountains

Fields and cultivated lands

 

Snow Finch - Petronia petronia

 

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    Low Low

    ResidentSteppe speciesRock-loving speciesFields and cultivated lands
     

    Natural spaces

     

     Utxesa Reservoir (Natural Wildlife Reserve of Utxesa) Segre - Ebro - Cinca River Confluence Serra del Montsec (Partial Nature Reserve of Mont-rebei) Low ridges of Almatret The Cadí - Moixeró Natural Park La Terreta (Upper Valley of the Serradell and Serra de Sant Gervàs) Cerdanya – Alt Urgell National Hunting Reserve Drylands of Lleida (Partial Nature Reserve of Mas de Melons, Alguaire-Almenar, Balaguer-Castelló de Farfanya, drylands of Bellunt, Els Plans de Sió, Belianes-Preixana, Alfés-Castelldans and Serós) Sant Llorenç de Montgai Reservoir (Natural Wildlife Reserve of the Sant Llorenç de Montgai reservoir) Mont-roig (Segre and Noguera Pallaresa River Confluence) Alinyà Uplands Sió - Llobregós Valleys Granyena de Segarra

     

     

    Description

     

    The species is characteristic of areas with a hot Mediterranean, steppe-like or even desert-like climates, on both plains and in areas of abrupt relief. It is present throughout the Catalan-speaking territories and in the Lands of Lleida it scattered throughout the middle-mountains and particularly in La Noguera and, to a lesser extent, El Pallars Jussà and L'Alt Urgell. In the southern part of western Catalonia, most of the population is concentrated in Les Garrigues. It is practically absent from the plains of Lleida and the Pyrenean range.