Serra de Montesinho's Flora & Fauna

The most famous inhabitant of the eastern Serra de Montesinho is the rust-coloured Iberian wolf. Indeed, this natural park and the adjoining Spanish park together form the last major refuge for this seriously endangered animal. Other threatened species include the royal eagle and the black stork.

In vast forests of Iberian oak and chestnut, and among riverside alders, willows, poplars and hazel, there are also roe deer, otters and wild boar; in the grasslands are partridges, kites and kestrels. Above 900m the otherwise barren ground is carpeted in heather and broom in spring.