SE-9. Dehesas of Rivera de Cala

  • Partially signposted. Coincides in par twith GR-48 and Camino de Santiago.
  • Binoculars.
  • Dehesas
  • Scrubland
  • Rivers and riversides
  • Winter and spring (December to May).
  • Starting at dawn is the best idea.
The dehesas sprawling over the province鈥檚 northwestern corner are among the best preserved in the whole Sierra Morena Sevillana. They are centenarian thinned-out livestock-farming woods growing on a granite batholith. Rivera de Cala and Arroyo de la V铆bora provide food and shelter for Black Stork, Great White Egret, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, White Wagtail, plus Otter and fish like the Colmilleja. The dehesas are home to Rock Sparrow, Orphean Warbler and Short-Toed Eagle, with Bee-eater, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker and Golden Oriole along the watercourses themselves. More information in the book Birding and Nature Trails in Sierra Morena Sevillana.

Text and images: Rafael Romero Porrino

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