H-15. Las Peñuelas

  • None
  • Binoculars. A telescope is not essential but will certainly improve the viewing odds
  • Built-up area and farming plots (gardens, orchards and Olive groves)
  • Views over Holm-Oak woods and dehesas
  • Spring (April to June)
  • The best idea is to arrive just before dusk and remain till nightfall. During this period the tem-perature drops and the animals tend to become more active and visible
The singular charm of this trail is its setting: a street of the village of Zufre with views over the karst cliff upon which the village sits and the surrounding gardens, olive groves and orchards. From this vantage point we might spot a Red-Necked Nightjar at dusk or, during the rest of the day, Blue Rock Thrush, Crag Martin, Pallid Swift, Booted Eagle, Short-Toed Eagle, Sardinian Warbler or Red Kite. The Mediterranean House Gecko and Schreiber’s Bat (also known as Common Bent-Wing Bat) are other nocturnal species that might be recorded from this enchanting spot. 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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