Birdwatching at Covadonga Lakes

Birdwatching at Ercina Lake

We bring you the opportunity to enjoy watching wildlife and the unique scenary at the Covadonga Lakes. Driving you in one of our vehicles, and through our experience, we lead you to observe the bird species in this ecosystem: the resident ones and the migrants, which come here in Summer to breed.

Along the visit, you get to know the role that shepherds and their livestock play shaping the landscape, the wolf-cattle conflict and how they make and cure Gamoneu cheese.

Birdwatching at Ercina Lake
Birdwatching at Ercina Lake

We tell you, as well, how glaciers carved the mountains, opening the way for the lakes and the meadows, where the herds graze in Summer.

You can watch bearded vultures, griffons or golden eagles while we give you some facts about how they live, when and how they breed and how they feed.

Bearded vulture
Bearded vulture

In addition, we take you for a short walk around one of the lakes looking for small bird which fly all the way out from Africa to raise here their offspring. Species such us stonechat, northern wheatear or the elusive common rock thrush might join us on this walk.

This short and barely steep walk, by the lake shore, is suitable to anyone.

The activity is about 4 hours long. You might park your car at the parking place we use as meeting point.

In case you are staying in Cangas de Onís, we pick you up there and take you back at the end of the visit.

Common stonechat
Common stonechat

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

We depend on the weather: in the case of a rainy day we would change the visit to another day (hopefully a sunny one!)

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

When? Every days at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
For how long? 4 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.