The abundant and wide variety of birdlife in the Sierra de Guara led to its declaration as a Special Protection Area for Birds in 1998.

Populations of cliff-nesting birds, Alpine swifts, Egyptian vultures, griffon vultures, bearded vultures, golden eagles, short-toed eagles, eagle owls, peregrine falcons, choughs, and red kites stand out here.

Sierra de Guara is an integral part of the distribution of many species from the Pyrenean range, constituting an enclave of the alpine biogeographic region in the Mediterranean. This makes it the southern limit of Pyrenean flora and alpine and Eurosiberian communities, with beech forests in the most humid ravines and residual fir trees. It is also the range limit of some endemic Pyrenean vertebrates, such as the Pyrenean brook salamander.

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