Cap de Creus Natural Park

The Natural Park of Cap de Creus forms the easternmost part of the Iberian Peninsula. It's projection into the sea makes it an ideal site for seawatching as well as for migrant birds, often grounded by the strong north-easterly wind known as the Tramuntana. Essentially made up of areas of bare rock, low scrub and patches of pinewood it maintains a varied birdlife well worth investigating.

Note: this itinerary can be combined with a visit to the Aiguamolls de l'Empordà (another day). Salvador Dalí fans shouldn't miss Port Lligat, Dalí's home for many years, and the Dalí museum at Figueres.

Bird Species that can be found in Cap de Creus Natural Park:

  • Balearic Shearwater
  • Yelkouan Shearwater
  • Cory's Shearwater
  • Bonelli's Eagle
  • Peregrine Falcon
  • Eagle Owl
  • Bee-eater
  • Pallid Swift
  • Red-rumped Swallow
  • Thekla Lark
  • Black-eared Wheatear
  • Tawny Pipit
  • Blue Rock Thrush
  • Rock Thrush
  • Melodious Warbler
  • Orphean Warbler
  • Subalpine Warbler
  • Spectacled Warbler
  • Sardinian Warbler
  • Woodchat Shrike
  • Rock Sparrow
  • Ortolan Bunting
  • Rock Bunting
  • Wallcreeper (winter)
  • Alpine Accentor (winter)