Selva de Iratí and Ori

The Selva de Irati is set in the western edge of the Spanish Pyrenees in the autonomous community of Navarra. Birdwise, the main reason for visiting the site is to see the White-backed Woodpecker, represented in these parts by the rare race lilfordi, and present here in greater numbers than at any other single site.

Other reasons, bird-related and otherwise, include lush deciduous woodland, mountain passes and meadows and an ascent up the westernmost “2,000” of the Pyrenees on a search for high-altitude species.

Bird Species that can be found in the Selva de Iratí and Ori:

  • Lammergeier
  • Griffon Vulture
  • Golden Eagle
  • Short-toed Eagle
  • Goshawk
  • Peregrine Falcon
  • Ptarmigan
  • White-backed Woodpecker
  • Black Woodpecker
  • Crag Martin
  • Dipper
  • Water Pipit
  • Alpine Accentor
  • Ring Ouzel
  • Rock Thrush
  • Crested Tit
  • Red-backed Shrike
  • Red-billed Chough
  • Alpine Chough
  • Snow Finch
  • Citril Finch
  • Crossbill
  • Rock Bunting
  • Cirl Bunting