Montgrí is the name belonging to a calcareous massif on the Costa Brava between l'Escala and l'Estartit. It is an area dominated by low scrub, garigue, with isolated patches of pine woodland. Wetland birds have a foothold in the area too, with the Illes Medes and the Ter Vell Lagoon, as well as the River Ter.

Birding around this relatively uninhabited massif is a welcome contrast to the tourist complex dominating most of the Costa Brava, and can reveal a surprisingly rich birdlife in a short period of time.

Bird Species that can be found in Montgrí:

  • Shag
  • Cattle Egret
  • Squacco Heron
  • Night Heron
  • Little Bittern
  • Bonelli's Eagle
  • Short-toed Eagle
  • Montagu's Harrier
  • Peregrine Falcon
  • Eleonora's Falcon
  • Eagle Owl
  • Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
  • Alpine Swift
  • Pallid Swift
  • Crag Martin
  • Red-rumped Swallow
  • Thekla Lark
  • Tawny Pipit
  • Black-eared Wheatear
  • Blue Rock Thrush
  • Cetti's Warbler
  • Fan-tailed Warbler
  • Great Reed Warbler
  • Sardinian Warbler
  • Subalpine Warbler
  • Spectacled Warbler
  • Dartford Warbler
  • Orphean Warbler
  • Crested Tit
  • Penduline Tit
  • Rock Sparrow