Drylands of LLeida

The drylands of Lleida are the remaining non-irrigated lowlands in the Ebro Valley which hold Spain's easternmost populations of a series of characteristic steppeland birds.

Largely dormant through the summer and winter the drylands erupt with life in early spring. This area hold's the region's last Lesser Grey Shrikes, its most important populations of Great-spotted Cuckoo, Roller and Little Bustard, and a host of other interesting birds.

Bird Species that can be found in Drylands of Lleida:

  • Montagu's Harrier
  • Short-toed Eagle
  • Lesser Kestrel
  • Hobby
  • Little Bustard
  • Scops Owl
  • Long-eared Owl
  • Little Owl
  • Red-necked Nightjar
  • Pin-tailed Sandgrouse
  • Black-bellied Sandgrouse
  • Great Spotted Cuckoo
  • Roller
  • Bee-eater
  • Red-rumped Swallow
  • Calandra Lark
  • Lesser Short-toed Lark
  • Short-toed Lark
  • Thekla Lark
  • Black Wheatear
  • Black-eared Wheatear
  • Blue Rock Thrush
  • Sardinian Warbler
  • Southern Grey Shrike
  • Lesser Grey Shrike
  • Red-billed Chough
  • Rock Sparrow
  • Dotterel (autumn passage)
  • Red-footed Falcon (spring passage)