CO-1. Sierra de Hornachuelos

  • None
  • Binoculars and telescope
  • Mediterranean woodland and Holm Oak woods
  • Pinewoods
  • Rivers and streams
  • Autumn to spring (October to April)
  • The round trip takes all day. An early start is not essential
Sierra de Hornachuelos boasts some of the best Mediterranean woodland in the Iberian Peninsula, intermingled with dehesas and pinewoods. The hills and valleys are knitted together by the River Bembézar and its tributaries, home to the threatened endemic fish “jarabugoAnaecypris hispanica. Cinereous Vulture is almost a banker here with good chances too of Imperial, Golden, Bonelli’s and Short-Toed Eagles, Black-Eared Wheatear plus Dartford and Subalpine Warblers. Red Deer are easy to see, as is the stunning Two-Tailed Pasha butterfly. More information in the book Birding and Nature Trails in Sierra Morena Cordobesa.

Text and images: Rafael Romero Porrino

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