Birdwatching at Covadonga Lakes

Common stonechat

Covadonga Lakes are located in a subalpine ecosystem where many bird species feed and breed along Summer months. With this birdwatching activity we blend an amazing landscape with an interesting bird species range.

We drive you up to Covadonga Lakes (Picos de Europa) in one of our vehicles to enjoy the birds we can find on this area. Before reaching the lakes we stop at the Mirador de la Reina viewpoint. From here we can take in the amazing sights and we can also see the vulture and lammergeier feeding point.

A group of people birding at Covadonga Lakes
A group of people birding at Covadonga Lakes

Once we are at the top of the road, we walk around Ercina Lake and observe some common Summer bird species in this nature spot: griffon vultures, maybe bearded vultures, eagles, redstarts, yellow-billed choughs, northern wheatears and many other species.

Common stonechat
Common stonechat

Is a short walk feasible to anyone, with almost no slope and by the lake shore.

We provide you with binoculars, a terrestrial telescope and bird guides. We also have as well binoculars for children.

We depend on the weather: in the case of a rainy day we would change the walk to another day (hopefully a sunny one!) or you could Build a nest box with us!

All participants will be covered by Public Liability and accident insurance.

When? From Monday to Sunday, from 8 a.m.
For how long? 3 hours approx.
How much? Adults, from 25€ | Children from 6 to 12 years old, 15 € | Children under 6, FREE.
To whom is it offered? To the general public.
What to bring? Water, comfortable and (preferably) light colours clothes, appropriate shoes, hat/cap, sun cream, binoculars (not mandatory; if you don’t have them, we will provide you with a pair!!) and good mood for having fun.
Places: Minimum 2, maximum 6.
Where? 4 km far from Cangas de Onís, on the road to Panes (AS 114), in front of the entrance of the camping Covadonga, in Soto de Cangas. (In case of doubt, please check the map)

Observations: If you are coming with a minor kid shorter than 1,35m let us know, in orther to take a booster seat.