CO-12. Guadalquivir River

  • None
  • Binoculars and telescope
  • Rivers and riparian vegetation
  • Marsh vegetation
  • Mediterranean scrub
  • All year, particularly spring andsummer
  • Any
On the northern edge of Sierra Morena Cordobesa the Guadalquivir flows along sluggishly, snaking into lazy meanders. On one of them it receives the tribute of the Arroyo Tamujoso, both of them dammed. Reedmace and Phragmites reedbeds on the muddy shores of these reservoirs provide habitat for the iridescent Purple Swamphen and a heron colony with Purple Heron, Grey Heron, Little Egret, Little Bittern and Night Heron. Bluethroat, Penduline Tit, Water Rail, Pochard, Spoonbill, Eagle Owl and the recent coloniser Orange-Winged Dropwing can all be seen at different times of year. More information in the book Birding and Nature Trails in Sierra Morena Cordobesa.

Text and images: Rafael Romero Porrino

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