CO-7. Uncommon Commonland

  • Coincides in part with signposted trekking paths
  • Binoculars. Telescope recommendable (although it might be awkward to carry on the whole route)
  • Pinewoods
  • Holm Oak wood and Mediterranean scrub
  • Rivers and riparian vegetation
  • Late winter and spring (January to May)
  • Visibility is best in the afternoon, though the best raptor sightings are likely to be had from the lookout points around midday
The 2500-hectare Montes Comunales estate is run in a unique way, combining the normal hunting and forestry activities with recreational and even nature-based pursuits. Thanks to this forward-looking policy it is now possible to stroll through this unspoilt, undisturbed woodland of pines and Holm Oaks watching Imperial, Golden and Booted Eagles, Crossbills, Natterjack Toads, Foxes and Red Deer in their element. This round walk takes in many of the best views and beauty spots, like the River Matapuercas. More information in the book Birding and Nature Trails in Sierra Morena Cordobesa.

Text and images: Rafael Romero Porrino

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