With an extension of 47,700 km² in the central part of the Ebro Valley, the Autonomous Community of Aragon encompasses three large natural units, the Pyrenees to the North with all its orographic complexity and altitudes above 3,000 meters, the Ebro Depression in the central part of the valley with its steppes and cereal plains and the Iberian Cordillera to the South, with large moors and endorheic basins.
To this diversity of altitudes and orientations we must add the different climatic floors, being halfway between Euro-Siberian and Mediterranean Spain. As a result of all these factors, many different habitat types and many bird species are associated with them. More than 400 species have been cited so far, 230 of them breeding and 130 wintering with a regular presence, plus a few occasional ones and not a few rarities that appear.
Juan Carlos Albero Pérez, technician from SARGA-Government of Aragon, will talk about the most emblematic species of the Aragonese birdlife, and among them, the recent discovery of the Eurasian pigmy owl, a species that has only been reported in Aragon.