Catalunya (Spain) / Catalogne (France)
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A few tips for alternative mammal watching sites in North Spain and South France:
- Spanish ibex can be seen in the Parque natural dels Ports in south Catalonia (Spain) in an impressive landscape with abrupt cliffs in a limestone massif. It can be easily combine with visit to the Ebre delta for bird watching. I saw few ibex during short day walks last week.
- Fin whales can be seen from Canet en Roussillon near Perpignan (south of France) from April to June. “Decouverte du vivant” organize day-trip every weekend (Saturday or Sunday according to weather conditions) from April to October. Detail information about sightings can be found here (in French) https://www.decouverteduvivant.org/sorties-en-mer/baleines-dauphins-canet-en-roussillon/bilans-des-sorties/ General information in english can be found here https://www.decouverteduvivant.org/english-corner/ . Did the day trip twice this year, and saw 5 fin whales the first time, and 10+ fin whales the second time (plus bottlenose dolphins and striped dolphins). Ziphius are also possible but rare (once a year on average…).