The Garraf Massif -
Starting point: The roundabout off the C-32 just before the Rat-penat tunnel.
Time: 3-4 hours.
Drive through the Rat-penat housing estate following the signs to Palau Novella. The road ascends and winds past the last houses and offers a few places where it is possible to stop and view rock faces to look for birds like Crag Martin, Alpine Swift, Black Wheatear and Blue Rock Thrush.
Continue onwards to an open area with a heliport and the car park for the information centre of the Natural Park. This is worth a short visit to get information, to look at the exhibition pieces and to see live images of Bonelli's Eagles on the nest relayed through a webcam. Take a short walk along the path behind the information centre to look for Sardinian Warbler, Subalpine Warbler, Hoopoe and Southern Grey Shrike.
Return to the vehicle and drive the short distance to another parking area by a right-hand junction. Walk along the road to the right and spend some time exploring this area in the hope of seeing Black-eared Wheatear, Woodchat Shrike, Dartford Warbler, Ortolan Bunting, Thekla Lark, Tawny Pipit and possibly Rock Thrush and Spectacled Warbler.
To complete the visit to the massif return to the vehicle and follow the main road along to the Palau Novella. This is probably the best part of the itinerary for locating Bonelli's Eagle in flight, and at the Palau Novella itself there is the possibility of Golden Oriole and Woodchat Shrike.
A recommended extension to this itinerary is a short visit to the cliffs of the Falconera at Garraf (see map). Park by the marina and walk along the base of the cliffs to look for Blue Rock Thrush, Black Wheatear and Pallid Swift.