Type of route: circular hiking route
Departure point: Castillazuelo
Duration: 1 h
Gradient: 10 m
From Barbastro, take the road A-1232 towards Alquézar, after 5 km you will get to Castillazuelo. In Castillazuelo, park in the municipal parking lot, opposite to the fronton court and beside the pools. Then pass the centre of the village, on the bridge across the river. If you start the route along the right bank of the river towards the West, you will end up at the parking. Signposted route (“Rals Vals de Castillazuelo”).
The circular route begins in the core of Castillazuelo, after crossing the Vero River bridge. The route (marked as “Rals Vals de Castillazuelo”) runs along the right bank of the Vero River, heading West until you reach a waterfalls area, where you cross again and head back to the town along the opposite bank. The route runs along the shore of Vero River in a landscape where garden areas and riverside woodlands contrast with oak woodlands and cultivated fields (cereals and almonds). In this section, the Kingfisher nests in the hollows of the rocks.
Representative bird: Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)
Residents: Mallard, Grey Heron, Red Kite, Eurasian Buzzard, Eurasian Sparrowhawk, Common Kestrel, Red-legged Partridge, Common Moorhen, Water Rail, Green Woodpecker, Hoopoe, Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (rare), Hoopoe, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, Blackbird, Mistle Thrush, Sardinian Warbler, Eurasian Blackcap, Tits and Chickadees, Rock Sparrow, Goldfinch, European Greenfinch, European Serin, Linnet, Cirl Bunting, Corn Bunting.
Summer migrants: Egyptian Vulture, Black Kite, Eurasian Scops Owl, Red-necked Nightjar, Eurasian Wryneck, European Bee-eater, Black-eared Wheatear, Common Nightingale, Garden Warbler, Eurasian Reed Warbler, Great Reed Warbler, Melodious Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher, etc.
Winter visitors: Northern Goshawk, Merlin, White-throated Dipper (rare), Song Thrush, European Robin, Chaffinch, Brambling, Hawfinch, Rock Bunting, Yellowhammer, Reed Bunting.
Passage migrants: Common Crane, Northern Wheatear, Common Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Pied Flycatcher,etc.