H-1. The Land of Vultures

  • None
  • Binoculars and telescope(necessary on part of the route)
  • Dehesas
  • Mediterraneanscrub
  • Riverside woodland
  • Pastureland
  • Forestry plantations
  • Spring (March toMay) or winter (December to February). Itmight also be worth a look at other timesof year though it can get swelteringly hotin mid summer and visits should then berestricted to dawn and dusk
  • Midday and dusk
The western end of the Nature Park, through which this trail runs, is one of the best raptor-watching sites in the whole province of Huelva. Griffon Vulture and Cinereous Vulture, Red Kite and Black Kite are all abundant, accompanied by Golden Eagle, Booted Eagle, Short-Toed Eagle, Black-Shouldered Kite and Peregrine Falcon. Blue Rock Thrush, Black-Eared Wheatear and Rock Bunting all frequent the rockier areas; Dartford Warbler, Subalpine Warbler, Southern Grey Shrike and Thekla Lark live in the scrub, while Egyptian Mongoose, Red Fox and Red Deer are all spotted regularly. More information in the book Birding and Nature Trails in Sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche.

Text and images: Rafael Romero Porrino

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