Birds on the Camino de Santiago
The peaks of the Serra do Oribio do not reach 1,500 m above sea level, but do drop sharply to 600 metres. In the north-facing slopes, shady forests thrive whilst the other parts are occupied by scrub interspersed with pastures. An occasional small crag completes the picture.
The mountains surrounding the massif, such as the discrete Serra do Édramo, are ridged, resulting in large open areas. At the bottom, the river runs clean, flanked by a substantial riparian forest. For much of the year the area's climate is very harsh so the avifauna in these months is not particularly striking. In spring and summer, however, different species of interest can be seen.