H-3. Route of the Virgen del Puerto

  • None
  • Binoculars and telescope(handy at several lookout points)
  • Mediterranean woodlandand scrub
  • Dehesas and Holm-Oak woods
  • Artifi cial wetland (reservoir)
  • All year but especially spring (Marchto May) or winter (December to January)
  • Around midday in winter or mid morningand mid afternoon in spring
Close to the southeastern limits of the Nature Park lies the biggest and best-conserved Mediterranean woodland in this whole protected site. This area is home to raptors like Golden Eagle, Griffon Vulture, Cinereous Vulture and Red Kite, plus other large soaring birds like Black Stork and eye-catching passerines like Golden Oriole, Subalpine Warbler, Dartford Warbler, Orphean Warbler, Black-Eared Wheatear and Bullfinch. Mouflon, Fallow Deer, Red Deer and Wild Boar also live in the area plus reptiles like Montpellier Snake and Ladder Snake. More information in the book Birding and Nature Trails in Sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche.

Text and images: Rafael Romero Porrino

Detailed H-3 trail description

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