Andorra la Vella - Gran Valira

Andorra la Vella  >  Andorra

Andorra la Vella is a busy city, but if you look away from the bustling streets and explore the area along the river Gran Valira you can find many birds.

Added* by Jan Lock
Most recent update 29 March 2024


Andorra la Vella (the capital of Andorra) is a unique area as it has many different habitats around it, including mountain rivers, cliffs, buildlings, some small wooded areas and mountains. The bird life here ranges from White-throated Dipper, Grey Wagtail, White Wagtail and Mallard in mountain rivers, to birds like Common Raven, Crag Martin and Griffon Vulture on cliffs surrounding the city. As well as these bird species there are many others, such as Grey Heron, Great Cormorant, House Martin, Crested Tit, Rock Dove, Eurasian Green Woodpecker etc.



You can get to Andorra la Vella by following the CG-1 road past the border until you reach the largest city and capital of Andorra, Andorra la Vella. You can also get there by crossing the French border (longer drive from any airport, and much more mountainous) and going in a generally southern direction towards Andorra la Vella.

Terrain and Habitat

Canyon/cliff , Mountain , River , City/village , Scattered trees and bushes , Forest


Hilly , Flat , Rocky , Mountainous

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit



Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Car , Bicycle , Foot , Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

The best way to explore the area is to walk through the city and along the river. It can be incredibly busy especially during the skiing season.

View other birding spots in the area that are published on Birdingplaces


Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

Show more birds Show less birds
Show more images Show less images

Comments & Tips

Click on the little bird icon () to insert bird names in your own language. The birdnames will automatically be translated for other users!