Andalucía Birding Trip to the Sierra Pelada & Andevalo Area, Spain
This full-day Sierra Pelada & Andevalo Area Andalucía Birdwatching Trip is leisurely paced and runs daily. The tour involves an ascent to the woody hills in the west of Huelva to watch raptors, insectivorous birds and other wildlife amongst the rocks, woods and scrubland. You can aim to see a wide range of resident birds, including Griffon Vulture, Hoopoe, Blue Rock Thrush, Thekla Lark, Stonechat, Sardinian Warbler, Dartford Warbler, Azure-winged Magpie, Rock Bunting. Plus, the main colony of Black Vultures in Andalucía is located in Sierra Pelada.
El Andevalo is a large area in the centre and west of Huelva province, close to the Portugal border. It is beautiful countryside in a less populated area of this corner of Spain.
"We had a great day of winter birding with Maria Harana. She was extremely knowledgeable about the history, ecology and birds of Doñana. Her enthusiasm never waned. She was patient with the 'non-birders' among us, made sure everyone saw every bird, and had great eyes and ears - even while driving. We learned much and had a very pleasant day." - Scott from Vermont
As we go inland on this Andalucía bird watching trip, the landscape becomes more undulating, leading towards Sierra Pelada. On the way we visit the area of steppe land to be found in the foothills just before we get to the higher hills. Here, in the grasslands you can find a small population of Great and Little Bustards, as well as Great Spotted Cuckoo that can be seen from late winter.
Sierra Pelada & Andevalo Area Andalucía Birdwatching Trip highlights include:
- A large population of Cinereous (Black) Vultures
- Beautiful countryside in a corner of Spain that is least populated
- Great Bustards and Great Spotted Cuckoos in the grasslands
There are plenty of Andalucía bird watching experiences offered by Wild Donana, have a look at the Palos Area Bird Trip, Andalucía, Spain.
Alternative tour name: Sierra Pelada Black Vultures Tour