H-14. Llanos de Gracia

  • Information panels, signposted access
  • Binoculars and telescope (essential)
  • Pastureland
  • Dehesas
  • Mediterranean scrubland
  • All year, especially winter and spring (November to May)
  • Any, although the light is good in the morning and becomes less favourable as the day wears on. Even so, the best time for raptor watching is midday in winter or midmorning in spring
This lookout point lies on the slopes of the hill called Cerro del Viento. It gives stunning views over Llanos de Gracia, a broad valley lying between two hill ranges, a patchwork quilt of pastureland and grassy fields intermingled with Holm-Oak dehesas. The plentiful livestock herds in the area (fighting bulls and Iberian Pigs) attract many carrion-eating birds, notably flocks of Griffon Vultures. Red Kites are winter visitors and Cinereous Vultures turn up too. Other possible sightings are Black Kite, Eagle Owl, Southern Grey Shrike and Red-Legged Partridge. 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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