7 European Natural Parks that have incredible birds
7 European Natural Parks that have incredible birds Among the European natural parks, we can find wonders such as Doñana or Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park. Two natural jewels that we can also find in
7 European Natural Parks that have incredible birds
Among the European natural parks, we can find wonders such as Doñana or Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park. Two natural jewels that we can also find in other areas of the continent. Each one of them with its own features of vegetation, climate, and of course fauna: glaciers and polar hulls in northern Europe, extensive forests by Eurasia or wonderful lakes in the Balkans.
Some of these natural parks are listed as a World Heritage Site by Unesco. A distinction that is added to the celebration of the European Day of Parks on May 24th.
Thus, we have collected some of these ideal natural extensions for the flora and all kinds of fauna, including the different species of birds. Keep on reading this post.
Top 7 European Natural Parks to Enjoy Beautiful Bird Species
1 | Vatnajökull National Park (Iceland)
Flamingos. Image courtesy of @jctete.
It is one of the most atypical parks by the geographical conditions of Iceland. In 2008, the Scandinavian country began a mega project for the conservation of nature in order to take care of its imposing glaciers or ice-hulls. Its extension occupies 12% of the national territory.
Birds such as Snow Partridge (Lagopus mutate), Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea) or Oystercatcher Euroasiatico (Haematopus ostralegus) can be seen.
2 | Doñana National Park (Spain)
It is located on the western coast of Andalusia (Spain), it has 68,236 hectares of the natural park. We can also say that is outstanding because of its large extensions of marshes which attract aquatic birds from all over Europe. This park is a privileged environment declared as World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1994.
The Common Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus), the Common Goose (Anser anser) or the Imperial Iberian Eagle (Aquila Adalberti) are some of the most typical birds of this natural environment.
3 | Bavarian Forest National Park (Germany)
It is located right between the border of Germany and the Czech Republic, it was established in 1970 as the first national park in Germany. It has an area of 242.17 km² which is the largest extension of forests in Central Europe.
Common Grouse (Tetrao urogallus), Ural Owl (Strix uralensis) or the Black Stork (Ciconia nigra) are typical birds of this national park.
4 | Gran Paradiso National Park (Italy)
It is a park which is distributed around the Piedmont region of the Graian Alps, it has an area of 703 km². It was created due to the alarming practice of hunting that was developed by the area in the early XIX century. Its official constitution dates from 1922 when Victor Manuel II ceded the land belonging to the crown.
The Bearded Vulture (Gypaetus barbatus), the Black Crow (Corvus corone) or the Chova Chough (Pyrrhocorax graculus) live in this area of the Alps.
5 | Cairngorms National Park (Scotland)
On the left, image of the park. Work of:@jonmcck. On the right, Scottish crossbill (Loxia scotica).
Work by: @garybirder
The Cairngorms Mountain Range is located in northeastern Scotland and houses this national park. It has an area of 3,800 km² and it is considered the largest park in the United Kingdom because of its moors and plateaus, Cairngorms houses a rich and varied fauna and flora. The Scribe Snow (Plectrophenax nivalis), the Scottish Crossbill (Loxia scotica) or the Herrerillo Capuchin (Lophophanes cristatus) inhabit this natural spot.
6 | Plitvice Lakes National Park (Croatia)
30,000 hectares of lakes, waterfalls, forests, and springs make up the largest natural park in Croatia. It is located in the region of Lika which was recognized as a World Heritage Site by Unesco (1979). They have a record of up to 126 different bird species. Among them, we find the King of Quail (Crex Crex), the Pico sanderlings (Picoides tridactylus) or the European Aquatic Blackbird (Cinclus Cinclus).
7 | Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park (Spain)
On the left, nature in its pure state. Work of: @jctete. On the right, golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos).
Work by: Iñaki Miró
In addition to Doñana, the other great area of a European Natural park that we have in the Spanish territory. Although there are other larger natural environments, this one stands out due to its incredible flora, vegetation, and fauna. Up to 68 birds are counted that nest in the park and up to 120 migratory birds inhabit this magnificent area for a while.
The Royal Eagle (Aquila Chrysaetos) is considered one of the fastest birds in the world nests in this area. Besides that, we can also find other species such as the Black Woodpecker (Dryocopus martius) or the Owl Borealis (Aegolius funereus), the other two wonders of this Pyrenean birds.
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