Salvada mountain range
In north-eastern Alava, the Sierra Salvada mountain range rises like a formidable wall over the valleys of Aiala and Arrastaria in Alava and the town of Orduña in Bizkaia.
The steep northern hillsides, which belong to the Basque Autonomous Community, shed their waters into the Cantabrian Sea, while the south-facing slopes, which look towards the Mediterranean and are characterised by their gentle terrain, belong to the province of Burgos.
Sierra Salvada mountain range. SPA (Special Protection Area for Birds).
Managed by: Basque Government. Environment and Territorial Planning Department.
Species of special interest
Griffon Vulture, Egyptian Vulture, European Honey-buzzard, Peregrine Falcon, Alpine Accentor, Rock Thrush, Chough.