SE-3. Montes de Onza and Bembézar River

  • None.
  • Binoculars. A telescope would also come in handy.
  • Mediterranean woodlandand Holm-Oak woods
  • Pinewoods
  • Riversand streams
  • Man-made constructions(bridges and abandoned mines)
  • Autumn to spring (October to April).
  • The journey thereand back will probably take all day thoughthere is no need to start very early.
In the hills straddling the southern border between Seville and Córdoba provinces lies a vast unpopulated area of scrubland, Holm-Oak woods and pinewoods watered by the Onza and Bembézar rivers. Living at ease in this peaceful spot are Cinereous Vulture, Imperial-, Golden- and Short-Toed-Eagle and Eagle Owl, plus smaller birds like Chough, Black-Eared Wheatear, Bullfinch and Dartford-, Orphean- and Subalpine-Warblers. Red Deer are common sights; likewise the Iberian Midwife Toad and the Two-Tailed Pasha butterfly. More information in the book Birding and Nature Trails in Sierra Morena Sevillana.

Text and images: Rafael Romero Porrino

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