SE-4. Las suertes del Guadalbacar

  • None
  • Binoculars. A telescope would come in handy.
  • Artifi cial wetland (reservoir)
  • Pastureland, grassland and cropland
  • Mediterranean scrub
  • Man-made constructions
  • All year round.
  • The best idea is to spend the whole afternoon on this trail, timing it to end at dusk.
The River Guadalbacar and its tributaries were recently dammed by José Torán reservoir. This car drive takes in most of the reservoir and its dam as well as the surrounding market gardens, ending up in the nearby hill called Cerro de Setefilla. Our main target is the Little Swift, one of Spain’s rarest breeders, with a strong supporting cast of White-Rumped Swift, Bonelli’s Eagle, Osprey, Black-Shouldered Kite and Eagle Owl. European Fan Palm, diverse orchids and dragonflies like the Northern Banded Groundling are other trail titbits. More information in the book Birding and Nature Trails in Sierra Morena Sevillana.

Text and images: Rafael Romero Porrino

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