The Boumort Mountains

A Protected Natural Area

The Boumort Mountains

A Protected Natural Area

The Boumort Mountains

A Protected Natural Area

The Boumort Mountains

A Protected Natural Area

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This Protected Natural Area includes the mountains of Boumort, Carreu, Cuberes and Batsacans, on the left bank of the Noguera Pallaresa River. This region is known for its significant deer population and the vultures that live there.

Boumort

A Protected Natural Area

The Boumort Mountains Protected Natural Area coincides with the Boumort National Hunting Reserve, which covers 13,097 hectares located within a group of transverse mountain ranges at the western end of the Catalan Pre-Pyrenees, straddling the regions of Pallars Jussà, Pallars Sobirà and Alt Urgell. Visiting this area, created in 1991, is an extraordinary opportunity to enjoy its wonderful plant and wildlife biodiversity.

 

Its main attraction is its significant population of deer. They can be seen all year round, but the most spectacular time to see them is the rutting season. There are also plenty of Pyrenean chamois and, in some spots, roe deer. The area’s mainly forest-based fauna also includes populations of black woodpeckers and boreal owls. In more open spaces, you can see the red-legged partridge and plenty of rabbits and hares, while the area’s cliffs and precipices are home to birds of prey like the bearded vulture, the griffon vulture, the Egyptian vulture and the golden eagle. The black vulture, which was extinct in the area but has been reintroduced to the Reserve, makes this the only place in Europe where all four of the continent’s vulture species breed. In 2017, Przewalski’s horse, a species of wild horse, was reintroduced.

The area’s carnivores include the fox, the European badger, the genet and the beech marten, as well as other, less widespread species, like the wildcat, the pine marten, the otter and the weasel. Finally, it is worth mentioning the area’s streams and other waterways, which are home to unusual species like the Pyrenean brook salamander and the crayfish.

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