The nest of the trencalos, the Catalonian bearded vulture, near the Pineo source
A nest of the trencalos, the Catalonian bearded vulture that is part of the hawk family, can be found very close to the Pineo source. The bearded vulture is on the IUCN red list, with a global population of just 4,000.
The bearded vulture can be found in a rock cleft. Among American Indians this red hawk symbolised a messenger, protector, a sentinel, awakening and purifying. And it has exactly the same symbolic role at Pineo.
The bearded vulture spends its entire life close to its nest, at altitudes of between 300 and 4,500 meters. At Pineo it nested at 1,300 meters, 200 meters above our source. With a wingspan of 2.5 meters and a bronze-coloured body, the trencalos is a beautiful sight, an impressive phenomenon. Its colour comes from the iron-rich red earth.