Trail 11: Puente la Reina – Martes scrubland
Puente La Reina de Jaca is the beginning of the route running along the left bank of the River Aragón (9.7 km) stopping off along the way at points equipped with bird information.
The route, which is covered on paved roads and paths in good condition, continues as far as the roas linking Berdún and Martes. It is worth going up to the top of Arrés to admire the view of the Berdún Canal from this vantage point. After leaving this village we continue on towards Berdún, visiting the thickets in front of the bridge over the River Aragón on our way. There is a short trail going along the riverbank through the trees (Route 10).
Both trails can be done by car, making stopoffs along the way to walk through the thickets on the banks of the River Aragón, taking advantage of the fact that it flows quite high up at this point and coincides with a part of the Camino de Santiago.
The bird community that inhabits these banks is quite varied and included Black Kite, Red Kite, Common Blackbird, Great Tit, Blackcap, Green Woodpecker, Golden Oriole, Eurasian Wryneck, Eurasian Scops Owl, Grey Heron, Common Kingficher, Great Cormorant, White Wagtail, Cirl Bunting and Common Nightingale. If we leave the scrubland behind us and circle round through the surrounding farmland, we will have sightings of Montagu’s Harrier, Her Harrier, Corn Bunting, reat Grey Shrike, Crested Lark, Black Redstart, Common Kestrel and Calandra Lark.