SE-12. Canyon of the River Viar

  • Belongs to the Nature Park鈥檚 network of public facilities.
  • Binoculars and telescope.
  • Mediterranean scrub
  • Holm-Oak wood
  • Rockscapes
  • Early spring (end of February to May).
  • Mid morning and mid-day.
This lookout point gives stunning views over the northern part of Ca帽贸n del Viar, a canyon of high cliffs and scrub carved out by the River Viar. Likely sightings include the locally scarce Egyptian Vulture plus Griffon Vulture, Golden Eagle, Short-Toed Eagle and Black Stork, with occasional appearances by Imperial- and Bonelli鈥檚-Eagle too. The strong supporting cast includes Rock Bunting, Dartford Warbler, Southern Grey Shrike and Thekla Lark. The area also boasts the biggest Juniper copse in western Sierra Morena. More information in the book Birding and Nature Trails in Sierra Morena Sevillana.

Text and images: Rafael Romero Porrino

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