Location and access
Location and access: From Ainsa on the A-138 road towards France, at Escalona, turn off at the roundabout towards Puértolas and pass this town towards Escuaín. At about 100 meters before arriving at the village with interpretive signs, park and take on foot the forest track located before reaching it.
42º 35´44.61” N 0º 07´42.46” E
Altitude: 1.227 mts.
42º 36´46.71” N 0º 05´54.81” E
Altitude: 1.521 mts.
Description of the route
Continue along the forest track of La Valle to the place known as the Crown located at the end of it (estimate 1 h and 15 minutes of walking, 4.8 km and 320 meters of positive elevation gain). The route leaves to our right the gorges of Escuaín and the Sierra de las Sucas, intersperses areas of meadows and old cultivated terraces with forests of wild pine until reaching the place known as La Valle, more deforested and open.
It is one of the first supplementary feeding points specific to the bearded vulture that was made in Aragon. Its isolation and continuity of contributions to the National Park for decades means that it presents a high density of specimens of different age classes, an aspect of great interest for training in recognition of ages. Presence of the rest of necrophagous birds like griffon vulture, royal kites and Egyptian vulture, exceptionally isolated specimens of black vulture. Also other birds and mountain species such as golden eagles, red-billed choughs and piquigualdas and chamois.
Pathology of the route
Throughout the year, there may be access problems due to snow in the winter months, especially from December to March, in which the Park’s nursery adapts the point of supply of food to the accessible places allowed by the access trail.
Particularities and environmental values
This sector is located inside the National Park of Ordesa and Monte Perdido, so it has a special protection regulation. There are clear restrictions indicated with signs so as not to abandon the path in the vicinity of the feeder and not disturb the birds. The indications lead us to a covered wooden observatory that has interpretive information and a system of social participation to provide information regarding the observations made. In the town of Escuaín there is an information point of the Park open from Easter to October.
More information in: www.aragon.es/ordesa