La Conca de Barbera province lies between the Pyrenees mountains and the Mediterranean sea, and hosts great biodiversity. The house itself is situated close to the Sierra de Prades, the Costa Daurada mountains and lakes, and within travelling distance of the famous Ebro Delta wetlands.
Catalonia supports 232 regularly breeding species of bird (90% of Spain) and is a famous bird watching destination. In summer, the village is alive with Barn Swallows, Red Rumped Swallows, Swifts, House Martins and Black Redstart. The surrounding valley is the perfect habitat for rare and colourful species such as Crag Martin, Short Toed Eagle, Spotted Flycatcher, Turtle Dove, Beeater and Roller. In the mornings you may hear the eerie calls of the Golden Oriole, and could be lucky enough to catch an Egyptian Vulture passing overhead. The mountains and forests close by offer the opportunity to glimpse sought after species such as Lammergeier, Wallcreeper, Alpine Swift, Citril Finch, Black Wheatear, Red Footed Falcon, Eagle Owl, Rock Thrush, Bonelli’s Eagle, and many more.
Aside from the rich abundance of bird species, the valley surrounding the house supports mammals such as wild boar and bats, numerous rare and colourful wildflowers, many species of butterflies and moth and a plethora of other interesting invertebrates such as praying mantis and stag horn beetles. The surrounding national parks offer exhilarating walks and the chance to spot more specialised species.
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