Wildlife capercaillie

MORE than 100 bird species inhabit the Leaota Mountains from the low riverine areas all the way up to the alpine zones.

FOR the Golden Eagle, the rocks and slopes of the upper mountain areas are excellent breeding and hunting grounds, as well as for the Peregrine Falcon or the Alpine Swift that returns to the same site year after year. The old spruce forests of the higher altitudes are the realm of the Capercaillie which is renowned for its distinctive display.

HABITAT loss, particularly the conversion of diverse native woods into planted, coeval monocultures is a big threat and has lead to the disappearance of the large Wood Grouse in much of their former range.