J-5. Land of Lynxes



  • Signposted almost throughout as part of the marked trails of the Nature Park and also coincides with the long-distance trekking route GR-48.
  • Binoculars and telescope.
  • Riverside woodland
  • Pinewoods
  • Mediterranean scrub and Holm-Oak wood
  • Constructions
  • Artificial wetland (reservoir)
  • All year, especially winter and spring.
  • The best idea, especially in summer, is either to start the walk at dawn or time it to end at dusk (the late evening light is excellent).
This walk along the River Jándula shows us Sierra Morena in all its glory. The high density of Spanish Imperial Eagle makes this area one of the best viewing spots for this species in the whole of Spain. Other specialities are Golden Eagle, Griffon Vulture, Cinereous Vulture, Great-Spotted Cuckoo, Night Heron and Bullfinch. The threatened Iberian Lynx and Otter are frequent sightings; flower highlights include the white-flowered floxglove Digitalis mariana ssp. heywoodii and one of the most beautiful invertebrates on show is the spoonwing species Nemoptera bipennis. 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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