A great place to see Bearded Vulture (Lammergeier) and hunting Golden Eagle. Also large numbers of nesting Northern Wheatear. In the late afternoon you have a chance on very low overflying Bearded Vulture (Lammergeier) and Egyptian Vulture, and big groups of Griffon Vulture. This 3 km long circular trail on a sunny mountainslope of Col de Pal in Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park leads through an area of meadows and juniper with blocks of stone that are used by marmots to live in and establish colonies. Along the way are information panels and the odd marmot burrow close to the path. You can often tell they are there by their whistles of alarm. Only in the late afternoon they are easy to see and sometimes even very close. Along the trail you also pass cows and can see Pyrenean chamois (Rupicapra pyrenaica). Other nice birds you can see here are Common Rock-Thrush, Citril Finch, Common Raven, Red-billed Chough and Yellow-billed Chough.
Take the C-16 road to Bagà. From here, follow the signs to the Pal Pass (coll de Pal), on the BV-4024 road. The 17 km winding road offers beautiful views and some viewpoints with parking along the way. You can click on the P on the map to go there.
Terrain and HabitatScattered trees and bushes, Grassland, Mountain
ConditionsHilly, Mountainous, Rocky, No shadow
Is a telescope useful?No
Good birding seasonSpring, Summer, Autumn
Best time to visitSpring
RouteWide path, Narrow trail
Difficulty walking trailAverage walk
Birdwatching hide / platformNo
Further down the mountain the Mirador dels Orris is a good place to see Red Crossbill. This area is also described by me on Birdingplaces.