Massif du Carroux

Haut-Languedoc  >  France

In the heart of the Regional Natural Park of Haut-Languedoc the surroundings of Mont Caroux bring interesting birds and great views.

Added* by Thierry Martin
Most recent update 31 May 2021


Mont Caroux represents the eastern limit of the Espinouse mountains. There is a rich forestry area where you can have a chance to see Wryneck, Melodious Warbler, Western Bonelli's Warbler and Eurasian Nuthatch. There are also areas of heath which are home to Red-backed Shrike, Black Kite and Griffon Vulture. And look out for Golden Eagle. More than 10 pairs breed in the area. Although visible all year round, this large raptor preferably performs acrobatic courtship displays in January and February. Other interesting birds you can see in the area are Short-toed Snake Eagle, Common Rock Thrush, Blue Rock Thrush, Eurasian Scops Owl, Sardinian Warbler Goldcrest and Rock Bunting. In winter you have a chance to see Wallcreeper, Alpine Accentor and White-winged Snowfinch in the area.


Français: Le mont Caroux constitue la terminaison orientale des monts de l'Espinouse. Vous parcourrez un massif forestier, tout en écoutant le Torcol fourmilier, l’Hypolaïs polyglotte ou le Pouillot de Bonelli. Vous y observerez le Grimpereau des jardins et la Sittelle torchepot qui joueront les acrobates. En prolongeant votre balade, vous y découvrirez la lande haute en couleur, accueillant la Pie-grièche écorcheur, le Milan noir ou encore le Vautour fauve.



Park at the parking at Le Verdier-Haut. Click on the P in the map to get directions. From the parking you can walk the trail shown on the map (5,5 km one way).


Français: Se garer au parking du Verdier-Haut. Cliquez sur le P sur la carte pour obtenir les directions. Depuis le parking, vous pouvez parcourir le sentier indiqué sur la carte (5,5 km aller simple).

Terrain and Habitat

Mountain , Forest , Moors/heathland



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Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit



Narrow trail

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Average walk

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