Val d´Aran is wonderful gracier valley in the north of Lleida Province. This beautiful valley is the source of Garona River, one of the longest and widest rivers of France, and has a great diversity of mountain and forest habitats that allow us the observation of an incredible variety of flowers and animals.
During the present year, WildWatchingSpain agency and the wildlife photographer Javi Montes, are working in the instalation of several photographic hides that will be available in the next weeks.
During the spring, it will be possible access to our Pyrenean Capercaillie photographic hides, this activity is strictly regulated by the Val d´Aran Government, and the priority is avoid disturbances in the leks. The hides are installed is some of the best capercaillie leks in the Pyrenees.
At this area, we can find six different species of woodpeckers too. In the low side, around the atlantic oak forest we can find Middle Spotted Woodpecker, Gerat Spotted Woodpecker, Eurasian Wryneck, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker and Green Woodpecker, and in the high forest areas, in Beech and Pine forest, is quite common the Black Woodpecker.
Equally we can find some interesting passerines, for example the Ring Ouzel, Crossbill, Citril finch, Snowfinch, Walllcrepeer and Alpine Accentor.
Finally we don´t want to forget the marmots, a beautiful rodent that is very common in the valley and that can give us fantastic photographic seasons.
Pyrenean Capercaillie: 3 seats / From 1st of May to 10th June…..400€/client, 300€/client for several bookings.
Marmot: 2 hides, 2 seats each/ From 15th May to 30th September…….120€/client.
Green Woodpecker, Medium Spotted Woodpecker and Great Spotted Woodpecker: 3 seats/ From 1st November to 31th December…….110€/client
Golden Eagle: 3 seats/ From 1st January to 31th May and from y 1st November to 31th December…….180€/persona.
Lammergeier and Red Kite: 3 seats/ 1st November to 31th December…….180€/client
Forest passerines: 3 seats/ All the year from July 2013…….95€/client.