H-6. Through Andalusian Oakwoods

  • Coincides almost through-out with several short-distance hiking routes (PR in Spanish initials)
  • Binoculars
  • Pyrenean-Oak wood and Cork Oak wood
  • Olive groves and orchards
  • Mediterranean scrub and dehesas
  • Spring to early summer (late April to late June, especially the second half of May)
  • This is a long walk so it is best to start at dawn
The hillsides of the Sierra de Tentudía are cloaked in Huelva’s finest Pyrenean-Oak woods, with one of the richest woodland bird communities in the whole Sierra Morena. The star turns of this trail are Redstart, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker and Honey Buzzard; a few pairs of the latter even breed in the area. Iberian Chiffchaff, Firecrest, Quail and Red Kite also turn up, while the area offers other delightful sights like Damson Plum Trees, Chestnuts, Bosca’s Newt or striking butterflies like Marsh Fritillary. 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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