El Pedraforca, in the Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park.  (Servicios Editoriales Georama)El Pedraforca, in the Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park. (Servicios Editoriales Georama)

Parc Natural del Cadí-Moixeró

nature - Areas of ornithological interest

Natural parks, Area of interest for bird-watchers
Name
Parc Natural del Cadí-Moixeró
Habitat
Pyrenees and pre-Pyrenees
Address
Carrer de la Vinya Vella 1
Postcode
08695
Town or city
Bagà
Location
Bagà
Tourism Brand
Pyrenees
Telephone
938 244 151
Languages
Catalan, Spanish
Description

Compared with other Pyrenean areas, the park's main advantage is that there are two roads that cross its subalpine terrains (the road from Bagà to Coll de Pal and the road from Coll de la Creueta).  If you follow said roads you'll you will reach areas with black pine, Scots pine, alpine passes and rocky terrain. From there you will be able to see, from your car, symbolic species such as bearded vultures, alpine chough, alpine accentor and white-winged snowfinch. 

Its landscape is one of the most spectacular in Catalonia. The Cadí-Moixeró mountain barrier and its stunning ridges spread from east to west over a distance greater than 18 miles, with altitudes from just under 3,000 feet in the valleys confined to the south, and reaching 8,687 feet at Puig de la Canal Baridana. With its peculiar two-peak pitchfork silhouette - which it is named after - Pedraforca ('Pitchfork of Stone') is the range's most symbolic mountain. Its ornithological significance stems from the fine representation of high mountain Pyrenean species on offer, some of which can be seen with relative ease and minimal effort due to the road-based vantage points that can be used. It's one of the best places in Catalonia to catch sight of white-winged snowfinch - flocks of up to 500 individuals can form in winter -, citril finch, bearded vulture and common rock thrush, amongst other species of interest to foreign ornithologists.

Ownership Public

Bird species

Acentor alpino (Prunella collaris)

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Treparriscos (Tichodroma muraria)

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Quebrantahuesos (Gypaetus barbatus)

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Buitre común (Gyps fulvus)

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Águila real (Aquila chrysaetos)

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Mochuelo boreal (Aegolius funereus)

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Mirlo capiblanco (Turdus torquatus)

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Roquero rojo (Monticola saxatilis)

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Chova piquigualda (Pyrrhocorax graculus)

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Verderón serrano (Serinus citrinella)

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Gorrión alpino (Montifringilla nivalis)

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Escribano montesino (Emberiza cia)

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Perdiz nival (Lagopus mutus)

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Location

How to get there The town of Bagà is 80 miles from Barcelona.
Access from Barcelona:
Road C-58 to Terrassa. C-16 to Manresa, Barga and until Bagà (Cadí tunnel).
Alsina Graells (Tel. 902 330 400) is a company operating a regular line between Barcelona and Andorra. There is a stop in Bagà.

GPS coordinates X: 1.8658188114225, Y: 42.2495622055499

Facilities

Parking, Classrooms, Refuge, Workshops

Contact

Address Carrer de la Vinya Vella 1
Postcode 08695
Town or city Bagà
Location Bagà
Telephone 938 244 151

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