CO-14. The Slopes of the river Guadalbarbo

  • None
  • Binoculars
  • Rocks and crags
  • Olive groves
  • Mediterranean woodland and scrub
  • Spring and summer (mid April to August)
  • Dawn or dusk
In its middle reaches the River Guadalbarbo forms a wide gorge of stunning beauty, the olive-clad bank on one side contrasting markedly with the rich Mediterranean scrub on the other. Rocky outcrops here and there form steepling crags, providing nesting sites for Alpine Swift, White-Rumped Swift, Red-Rumped Swallow, Crag Martin, Blue Rock Thrush, Kestrel and Spotless Starling, with spasmodic presence of Black Restart and Chough. A dash of colour is added by several orchid species and the Paperwhite Narcissus. More information in the book Birding and Nature Trails in Sierra Morena Cordobesa.

Text and images: Rafael Romero Porrino

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