H-10. Dehesas of the river Sillo and Celtic settlement of Capote

  • None
  • Binoculars
  • Mature Holm-Oak dehesas
  • Riverside woodland
  • Rocks and scree
  • Wild Olive groves
  • Broom scrub
  • All year round but especially from January to September
  • It’s best to start early in the morning if we want to do the whole walk
The Holm-Oak dehesas growing in the northernmost part of the province of Huelva are among the best conserved in the whole Nature Park. They are centenarian single-species woods that have been thinned out and cleared of undergrowth for grazing livestock, now providing excellent habitat for Crested Tit, Iberian Green Woodpecker and Rock Sparrow. The River Sillo and the Álamo stream are the haunt of Black Stork, Hawfinch, Bee-eater and Grey Wagtail, with odds-on chances of Otter sightings. The settlement of Capote is home to Southern Grey Shrike, Thekla Lark and Horseshoe Whip Snake. 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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