Pallars SobiràHome of threatened species
The valleys and mountains in Pallars Sobirà are full of wildlife that has found here the best place to live peacefully. Many threatened species that have already disappeared in the rest of country still survive in many remote spots of the High Pyrenees.
The high mountain areas are inhabitated by ptarmigans, stoats and chamois, the most emblematic species in the Pyrenees. Walking through the forests in the high mountains you can hear woodpeckers pecking the trunk of a tree, the song of a capercaillie looking for a female or the mysterious hoot of an owl.
When the sun starts to set many deers leave the forests where they have been hiding and go to the meadows to eat some fresh grass in the twilight. The martens also go out of their burrows and the foxes get ready to prey on their daily meal, whereas the wild boars dig up the most tasty roots in the forest.
The most remote areas in the high mountains are wandered by the only bears living in Catalonia in the search of cherries, hazelnuts and honey to get some fat before the winter comes and they start a long period of lethargy while all the landscapes are covered in snow. When the snow melts, the plentiful cystal-clear rivers and lakes start to be full of trouts, white-throated dippers and some shy otters hiding to go unseen, whereas the vultures and eagles fly across the sky while they look for food.
Come enjoy the wildest nature!