Picos de Europa National Park

National Park
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This area includes part of the Cantabrian range in the autonomous regions of Asturias, Cantabria and León in Spain. In the park exists one of the best-preserved Atlantic forest of Spain.
In the area there are the following habitats: mountains, rocky outcrops, deep valleys with steep or rugged slopes, streams, alpine meadows, glacial lakes, mires, scrubs, and deciduous forests.
The woods are dominated by the beech trees and oaks, but there are also holly, walnut and chestnut trees.

Ornithological importance

In this area there is a record of at least 109 species. Highlight the occurrence of the Western Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus), Grey Partridge (Perdix perdix), Lammergeier (Gypaetus barbatus), Black Woodpecker (Dryocopus martius), Middle Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos medius), Marsh Tit (Parus palustris), Alpine Citril Finch (Carduelis citrinella), White-winged Snowfinch (Montifringilla nivalis), Alpine Accentor (Prunella collaris), Yellow-billed Chough (Pyrrhocorax graculus), and Wallcreeper (Tichodroma muraria).

Geographic information

43.187715°, -4.906040°


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Conservation status

  • National Park
    • Picos da Europa
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