Birding Trip in Sierra Morena, Spain
A 1-day Sierra Morena Birdwatching in Andalucía Trip which is leisurely paced and will take you to this picturesque mountain range in the North of Andalucía. The area contains excellent examples of typical Mediterranean vegetation on a 400km mountain range. This is home to Cork and Holm oaks, and Sweet Chestnut trees that form forests in the more humid areas.
On this birdwatching in Andalucía you can aspire to see species such as the Black Vulture, Black Stork and Griffon Vulture. There is also a good chance of catching a glimpse of that most famous Spanish mammal, the Iberian Lynx. The wood-pastures on the western side of these hills serve as grazing areas for the famous Iberian black pigs.
"I went on a one-day bird watching tour to Doñana with a group guided by Manu Mojarro. It was one of the best day's bird watching of my life. Our guide was brilliant; engaging, extremely knowledgeable and able to 'find' birds in an almost magical way. As a result we got wonderful sightings of numerous species, both common and uncommon. Stand out sighting was a close up of a Fan-tailed Warbler." - Malcolm Millais
In summer, expect to see Redstart, Quail, Black-eared Wheatear, Booted Eagle, Short-toed Eagle, Bee-eater, Melodious Warbler, Subalpine Warbler, Iberian Chiffchaff, Great Spotted Cuckoo, Black Stork, Spotted Flycatcher.
In winter birdwatching in this part of Andalucía can give you a list that includes Golden Plover, Lapwing, Chiffchaff, Siskin, Bullfinch, Red Kite and Sparrowhawk along with year-round residents such as Golden and Spanish Imperial Eagles, Eagle Owls, Hoopoes, Blue Rock Thrushes and Thekla Larks.
Sierra Morena Birdwatching in Andalucía Trip highlights include:
- A landscape of typical Mediterranean vegetation
- A multitude of passerines on migration in spring and autumn
- Views of Golden Eagles and Spanish Imperial Eagles
If you would like to experience a longer tour them check out the Andalucía Birding Tour in Doñana & Sierra Morena, Spain.
Alternative tour name: Exploring the Sierra Morena Mountain Range for Birds