H-8. Rivera de Cala

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  • Cork Oak woods
  • Meadows and river-side woodland
  • Olive groves and orchards
  • Late winter to early spring (March-April)
  • In the early hours of the morning the birds are more active and easier to spot, though the light is generally more favourable towards the end of the day (dusk)
The smallest of Spain’s woodpeckers, the Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, is quite easy to spot in the fine Cork-Oak woods along this trail, alongside Rock Sparrow, Spotless Starling, Nuthatch, Great Spotted Woodpecker and Crested Tit. In the fringe of trees and bushes along the river called Rivera de Cala we might also find Wryneck, Hawfinch, Cirl Bunting and Cetti’s Warbler, or footprints of the Water Vole along its bank. Winter visitors include Sparrow Hawk, Lapwing, Red Kite, Siskin and Cattle Egret. 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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