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Picos de Europa Wildlife




Frogs, toads, salamanders and newts to be found in and around the Picos de Europa. Village springs and watering troughs can be ideal places to look for amphibians as well as the many rivers and streams of these mountains.









All the latest news and articles on the remaining Cantabrian brown bear population of northern Spain. News is translated from the Spanish. Also included are articles on bear ecology, problems of habitat conservation and more.





News on birdlife around the Picos de Europa. From sub-adult Lammergeier incursions from the Pyrenees and the possible reintroduction programme to Avocets and Little egrets on the Costa Verde. Also included here are personal observations of resident and summer-visiting birds.






Libelloides coccajus



Any botanist out studying in the field can't help but witness the closely symbiotic relationships that exist between so many different species of the insect and plant worlds. The huge current interest in macro and digital photography provides close-up views of previously unseen invertebrate life.






Invertebrates Subcategories





Articles on the more than 150 species of butterfly currently identified in the Picos de Europa.


Also included here are some of the species found futher afield in the vicinity.









Articles on moths found in and around the Picos de Europa.










Dragonflies and Damselflies in and around the Picos de Europa.














Articles on any interesting beetles found.










Other Mammals


 The Picos de Europa and Cantabrian mountains are home to a very special selection of European mammals. From the shy and rare Pyrenean desman to equally shy 400lb brown bears, there are some 70 species of notoriously elusive mammals in our area including the Iberian wolf and 21 species of bat.









Articles on reptiles living around the Picos de Europa.  Among the pages here you'll find the largest lizard found in mainland Spain and which snakes to give a wide berth.





Travels Around Spain



Articles on our (sadly not too frequent) wildlife trips around the rest of Spain.

Flora and Fauna of the Picos de Europa
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Over the past 25 years, Teresa Farino has compiled a report (more than 100 A4 pages) that includes lists of all the mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies, dragonflies, beetles, grasshoppers & crickets and vascular plants ever recorded the Picos de Europa, plus summaries of each of these groups and an eight-page introduction to the natural history of these mountains. If you would like to purchase a copy, the price is 17.50€, excluding postage and packaging; alternatively, a copyrighted PDF document sent by email costs 11.50€. Click on the image to contact Teresa for further details or to place your order.

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