Col du Soulor

Haute-Pyrénées  >  France

This pass that is known as a stage in the Tour de France is also a good place for birding.

Added* by Thierry Martin
Most recent update 7 July 2021
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Col du Soulor is a good place for observing the migration of diurnal raptors. But the pass is also very interesting because of sedentary species such as Bearded Vulture and Griffon Vulture. Very present on this site is also Golden Eagle and it is possible to see Egyptian Vulture here too. In the surrounding forests you can also see very interesting species of passerines such as Common Crossbill, Common Redstart or even Northern Wheatear.


Français: Col connu pour être une étape du Tour de France. Col privilégié de passage pour la migration des rapaces diurnes, présence aussi d'espèces sédentaire très intéressantes comme le Bearded Vulture, le Griffon Vulture très présent sur le site ou encore Egyptian Vulture ou encore Golden Eagle. On peut aussi observer dans les forêts alentours pleins d'espèces de passeraux très intéressantes comme le Common Crossbill, le Common Redstart ou encore des Northern Wheatear.



Starting from Arrens-marsous or Arbéost, climb the pass. There is a parking lot. Click on the P in the map to get directions. The pass is also accessible via the walking trail of GR10.


Français: En partant d'Arrens-marsous ou encore d'Arbéost, monter le col. Il y a un parking qui permet de se garer facilement. Le col est aussi accessible via le GR10.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , Mountain


Flat , Mountainous

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Spring , Summer

Best time to visit

Autumn migration


Narrow trail , Paved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Car

Birdwatching hide / platform


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