Bird watching in León Bird watching in León? Definitely yes, for 192 bird species breed in this province. The leonese city of Astorga and its privileged location between the mountains and the steppe means that both the great bustard and the Cantabrian capercaillie, two of the most sought-after birds in Europe, are within an hour …
Wildlife holidays in Spain
Astorga, in the province of León, is the base camp you need to enjoy the perfect wildlife holidays in Spain. Picos de Europa (NE of Astorga) and its incredibly diverse range of mammals, birds, amphibians and butterflies, the bird reserve of Palacios de Compludo (W) or the Villafafila Lagoons (SE), a wetland of international importance, are only three of the very different environments you can find within two hours from Astorga.
The province of León is home to three out of the four flag Spanish species, the Cantabrian brown bear, the Iberian wolf and the Cantabrian capercaillie.