The Remolar reserve of the Llobregat Delta is a haven for wildlife on the outskirts of the city of Barcelona. Although hemmed in by the city's airport, industrial installations and its road network it holds a surprising variety of interesting wetland birds. It is a small reserve with excellent hides and a short visit here can be combined with an often profitable seawatch from the nearby shore.
Birds of the Llobregat Delta:
Balearic Shearwater, Cory's Shearwater, Gannet, Little Bittern, Great Bittern, Night Heron, Cattle Egret, Squacco Heron, Greater Flamingo, Spoonbill, Garganey, Purple Gallinule, Black-winged Stilt, Monk Parakeet, Great Spotted Cuckoo, Fan-tailed Warbler, Great Reed Warbler, Penduline Tit, waders, terns and gulls (including Audouin's, Little and Mediterranean).
Garraf Natural Park:
A little further to the southwest lies the Garraf Natural Park. A limestone massif with open scrub, rock faces, dwarf fan palms and abandoned fields. And with views of the Mediterranean sea.
At Garraf Narutal Park look for:
Bonelli's Eagle, Eagle Owl, Alpine Swift, Pallid Swift, European Nightjar, Bee-eater, Crag martin, Thekla Lark, Tawny Pipit, Blue Rock Thrush, Rock Thrush, Black Wheatear, Black-eared Wheatear, Sardinian Warbler, Subalpine Warbler, Dartford Warbler, Bonelli's Warbler, Golden Oriole, Woodchat Shrike, Ortolan Bunting.