Where to go

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Below you find a selection of good places to watch birds:

1. Coto Donana in Huelva province
A prime site mostly consisting of mud-flooded terrain, big reed beds and pools. Wooded area with eucalyptus and pines as well as cork oaks, which are important for nesting birds. A beach flanks the southern part of the park.
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2. Tarifa area-everything can turn up here.
Though mostly a mountain area covered with cork oaks, it also has a beach, which is important for arriving migratory birds, and cliffs at the western part (Barbate).
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Area in the vicinity of Ronda - especially attractive in spring. With Booted Eagles, Golden Eagles, Peregrines, etc.


3. Serrania de Ronda especially the mountains of Grazalema.
A range known for its breeding Eagles. Mountain birds can be found here.
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4. Mountains behind Malaga and mouth of Quadalhorce river.
Covered mostly by pines. The Chameleon can be found in this resort, while the Guadalhorce river is also home to many aquatic birds, as well as permanent ponds.
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5. Gabo de gata at Almeria.
A semi-desert area covered in agave. The mountain areas inland are very dry, with some stripped of vegetation.
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6. Fuente de Piedra
A large salt lake with breeding Flamingos during rainy years. The surroundings are cultivated with olive trees.
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Birdwatching-list of areas of interest in Andalucia

Islotes litorales de Murcia y AlmerĢa
No special protection, small islands close to the coast

Topares - El Moral - Puebla de Don Fadrique
No special protection, a high meseta (plateau) steppe area, small woods

Hoya de Baza
No special protection, Steppe area covered with scrub and agriculture

Depresion de Guadix
No special protection, Steppe area. agriculture

Sierra del Cabo de Gata
Natural Park, Coastal Mountain area,saltpans, Steppe-area

Salinas del Cabo de Gata - estepa litoral
Natural Park saltpans, steppe area.

Sierra Alhamilla - Campo de Nijar
No special protection, Very dry mountain area, small woods

Desierto de Tabernas
No special protection, Extremely dry area with mountains

Punta Entinas - Punta del Sabinar - Salinas de Cerrillos
No special protection, Beach, Saltpans, lagoons

Picos de Aroche
No special protection, Mountain Area. covered with scrub

Sierra Morena de Sevilla
No special protection. Mounatin area.

Sierra Morena de Cordoba
No special protection. Olive cultivation. Low Mountains.

Los Blazquez - La Granjuela - Fuenteovejuna
No special protection. Grasslands. Agriculture of Olives and croplands.

HiNojosa del Duque - El Viso
No special protection. Grasslands. Agriculture of Olives and croplands.

Sierra Madrona - Sierra Morena de Jaen
No special protection. Mountain area. Agriculture

Aldeaquemada - Danador
No special protection. Mounatin Area

Sierras de Cazorla y Segura
Natural Park. Mountain Area with cliffs, Pinewoods and grasslands

Embalses del Tramo medio del Guadalquivir
No special protection. Three embalses (waterreservoirs)

Embalse de Marmolejo
No special protection. An waterreservoir with reedbeds

Sierras al sur de Jaen
No special protection. Mountain area, cliffs covered with scrub

Sierras de Cabra Luque, Priego y Rute
No special protection. Mountain area, cliffs covered with scrub

Zonas humedas del sur de CŪrdoba
Natural Reserve.Brakkish lagoons with water vegetation

Campina de Carmona
No special protection. Valley from Qudalquivir with agriculture

Marismas de Isla Cristina y Ayamonte
No special protection. Beaches and abandoned saltpans

Ria de Huelva
Natural Park.large wetlandarea of coastal marshes with some saltpans.

Marismas del Guadalquivir
National Park. Wetland with dunes, pinewoods, marshes scrub, cork-oaks

Coria del Rio
No special protection. Island with water vegetation

Lagunas de Espera
Reserve of scientific interest. Three lagoons

Lagunas de Terry
Reserve of scientific interest. Three lagoons

Bahia de Cadiz
No special protection. Lagoons and tidal wetland, saltpans and channels

Laguna de Medina
Reserve of scientific interest. A large lagoon

Lagunas de Puerto Real
Reserve of scientific interest. Three lagoons

Embalse de Bornos
No special protection. Water reservoir surrounded by scrub

Medina-Sidonia
No special protection. Grasslands and fields

Tajo de Barbate
No special protection. Cliffs with scrub and pine woods

La Janda
No special protection. Temporarily flooded area

Sierra de la Plata
No special protection. Mountain area with cliffs

Tarifa
Ornithological Reserve. Beach with Grasslands ending in mountains covered with scrub

Sierras del Bujeo, Ojen, del Nino y Blanquilla
No special protection. Mountain area covered with scrub and cork oaks

Sierras de las Cabras, del Aljibe y de Montecoche
No special protection. Mountain area covered with scrub and cork oaks

Sierras de Ubrique y Grazalema
Natural Park. Mountain area covered with scrub and cork oaks

Sierra de Lijar - Penon de ZaframagŪn
No special protection. Mountain area covered with scrub and woods

Sierras Bermeja y Crestellina
No special protection. Mountain area covered with scrub and woods

Serrania de Ronda
Natural Park. Extensive mountain area covered with scrub and woods

Sierra de Antequera - El Chorro
Natural Park. Mountain area with on some places hardly vegetation

Lagunas de Fuente de Piedra, Gosque y Campillos
Reserve of scientific interest. Main lagoon and small lagoons

Sierras de Tejada y Almijara
Game Reserve. Mountain area

Sierra Nevada
Game Reserve. Mountain area, woods and scrub