J-12. Peñón Jurado and Las Tres Hermanas

  • None.
  • Binoculars and telescope.
  • Mediterranean scrub
  • Pinewoods
  • Rockscapes
  • Winter and early spring (December to March).
  • Any but especially at dusk.
Peñón Jurado and Las Tres Hermanas are siliceous cliff faces that rear up above rolling hills thickly clad in Holm Oaks, Junipers, Heather, Strawberry Trees, Narrow-Leaved False Olives, Portuguese Oaks, Pines and Cistus scrub. This is a heavily wooded area with important areas of unspoilt Mediterranean woodland despite the odd pine plantation. Griffon Vulture, Peregrine Falcon, Golden Eagle, Booted Eagle, Eagle Owl, Short-Toed Eagle, Melodious Warbler and Dartford Warbler can all be spotted from here, together with the stunning butterfly Two-Tailed Pasha. 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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