SE-10. Eagle Country

  • None.
  • Binoculars. A telescope would also come in handy.
  • Pastureland
  • Holm-Oak woods and dehesas
  • Scrub
  • Ponds and streams
  • All year barring summer (October to May).
  • Best to start early and spend the whole day on this trail.
The plain called Llanos de Guaditoca is one of Andalusia鈥檚 best raptor sites. Likely sightings here are Griffon- and Cinereous-Vulture, Red- and Black-Kite, Montagu鈥檚- Marsh- and Hen-Harrier, Kestrel and Lesser Kestrel and Short-Toed-, Booted-, Imperial- and Golden-Eagle as young, immature or adult birds. Red letter days might also turn up Merlin, Hobby, Osprey or Egyptian Vulture. Calandra Lark, Great Spotted Cuckoo, Spanish Sparrow, Stone Curlew, Chough, White- and Black-Stork and Spanish Psammodromus are other interesting fauna to look out for. More information in the book Birding and Nature Trails in Sierra Morena Sevillana.

Text and images: Rafael Romero Porrino

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