J-4. Jándula’s farewell

  • Partially signposted as part of the marked trails of the Nature Park.
  • Binoculars. Telescope recommendable.
  • River and riverside woodland
  • Holm Oak wood
  • Cropland, olive groves and pastureland
  • Spring (April toMay), though also worth a visit during the rest of the year. The best time to look for vagrants is during spring and autumn migration (March to April and August to September).
  • Last hours of the day or fi rst of the morning.
An enjoyable and easy stroll to the point where the River Jándula flows into Andalusia’s great river, the Guadalquivir. Along this trail a farming valley gradually gives way to the first hills of Sierra Morena, cloaked in Mediterranean scrub. This riparian woodland and surrounding habitat hold a small population of the rare Western Olivaceous Warbler, accompanied by Penduline Tit, Reed Warbler, Little-Ringed Plover, Black-Shouldered Kite, Purple Heron, Great-Spotted Cuckoo, Eagle Owl and the introduced Waxbill, plus eyecatching dragonflies like the Emperor Dragronfly. More information on this trail in the book Birding and Nature Trails in Sierra Morena de Jaén.

Text and images: Rafael Romero Porrino

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