From 26th to 28th of May we are going to be in Bejes (Cantabria), giving a course of initiation to Ornithology. We will learn to use binoculars, terrestrial telescope and bird guides; in one word, we will learn to identify the most common birds in these valleys with the means we need to do it.
The classroom is gorgeous: Bejes, a small village in the Liébana region (Cantabria), surrounded by mountains. This valley, dug by the river Corvera, climbs from the eastern section of La Hermida gorge and is part of the eastern natural boundary of the Picos de Europa National Park.
The base camp is the Hostel La Aldea, a lovely place run by a lovely cuople. They provide the accomodation and meals from Friday evening untill Sunday afternoon. If you need more information about the hostel, visit Hostel La Aldea.
Friday evening is to get to know each other, distribute binoculars and talk about we are going to do next days.
On Saturday we are going to walk around different ecosystems like beech groves, oak groves and alpine grassland. Depending on the weather this day, we could eat at the hostel or, if we are lucky, we might have a pic nic and spend more time outside, in the field. Finally, at the end of the day we are watching a film relating to birds and their world.
On Sunday we are going down to the rivers Corvera and Deva, in the La Hermida gorge. Lunch will be at the hostel and, after a nice converstion summarizing what we have seen, we will bid each other farewell.
Along the course we are learning how to distinguish one species of chough from the other or the griffon vultures from the egyptian ones. We are also learning to identify some of the most common birds around us, what the feed on or if they migrate to warmer lands after summer.
Even though this is an initiation course, if you alredy know something about birds join us and enjoy the species from this area!
We lend you the binoculars as well as the bird guides and do not hesitate to bring your camera in case you have one. Tight foodwear, a hat, sun block and water are highly recommended.
Course + full board: 125€
For more information and reservations: (+34) 942 733 561 / (+34) 628 736 966
Places are limited.
We are waiting for you!