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Sierra de Guadarrama National Park

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Travel guide

Depending on the amount of snow, we will visit the passes of Navacerrada and Cotos to try to spot Citril Finch and Common Crossbill. Then we will go up to the Peñalara Glacier Circus to see if we can spot Ring Ouzel, Alpine Accentor and Rock Bunting.

We will end the excursion descending to the Santillana reservoir to see the birds that winter there.

You can see the blog with photos from a previous trip at: Sierra de Guadarrama

Climate

Throughout the day we can find intense cold in the passes of Navacerrada and Cotos as well as the ascent to the Peñalara Circus, to later find a much more benign climate in the Lozoya Valley or in the Santillana reservoir area.​​

Recommendations

You will need warm and waterproof clothing and mountain footwear to move comfortably and safely on the excursion to be made.

Difficulty​

Low - Medium. During the morning walks are made in mountain.