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Ornithological treasures from the Guadalteba region

Most interesting birds Distribution Specie

Ornithological treasures from the Guadalteba region

Bird Guide

Common Kingfisher

Within these zones we have the Campillos Lakes formed by a group of eight temporary lakes with internal drainage. The two lakes that stand out are the Capacete Lake and the Dulce Lake. The Dulce Lake has an ornithological observatory to be used by observers. Both lakes accommodate a large number of hibernating species when their levels of water are at their maximum. They also accommodate nesting species during the periods when they have a good level of water throughout the year.

The Region of Guadalteba Andalusia - Málaga

Guadalteba

Within this region we must highlight very important ornithological areas as they accommodate a large variety of bird species. Some of these species are true ornithological treasures because of their rarity.

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he Guadalteba region, located to the North West of the Malaga province (Andalusia, Spain), is an area known for its ornithological treasures. The diversity of its landscapes and environment makes this region a place where a great number of bird species – which can be spotted with some regularity – fly over, hibernate and breed.

Miguel Ángel Herrera Albarrán

Guadalteba region is definitely a privileged area as it is relatively close to the Strait of Gibraltar and because it counts on a wide variety of habitats. The Strait of Gibraltar is also an entrance doorway for the migratory African species. Ornithologists and nature lovers will generally find in Guadalteba endless reasons to focus the zoom lens of their binoculars and cameras to capture and take home part of Guadalteba’s natural treasure. Peñarrubia Sourth Observatory

The landscape has been shaped by the Mediterranean climate with a touch of Continental weather. This weather is typified by its very cold winters and frosts, and dry and hot summers with minimal rain. Amongst the rocky formations, the Natural Park of the Los Gaitanes Gorge stands out for its particular beauty. This area is formed by a narrow and deep pass sculpted in the limestone rock by the waters of the Guadalhorce River and by the mountain ranges that surround it. Here, we can gaze at true natural sculptures, which are home to a large number of bird species.

Molino Gorge Observatory

Other important areas are located among the mountain ranges of Cañete, Alcaparaín and Peñarrubia. These mountains surround cultivation areas, scrublands and riverside forests where a large number of species build their nests, feed, spend the winter or simply rest during their migration.

Griffon Vulture

Jesús Noguera Fernández

Winter

Distribution Summer

Bird watching

Specie

Residen

Alpine Swift

Grey Heron

Barn Owl

Grey Wagtail

Black- bellied Sandgrouse

Griffon Vulture

Black- eared Wheatear

Gull- billed Tern

Black- headed Gull

Hoopoe

Black- necked Grebe

House Martin

Black Redstart

Kentish Plover

Black Wheatear

Lesser Black- backed Gull

Black- winged Stilt

Lesser Kestrel

Bluethroat

Little Bittern

Blue Rock Thrush

Little Bustard

Bonelli´s Eagle

Little Egret

Booted Eagle

Little Grebe

Calandra Lark

Little Owl

Cattle Egret

Little Ringed Plover

Cirl Bunting

Mallard

Common Buzzard

Marsh Harrier

Common Chaffinch

Meadow Pipit

Common Chiffchaff

Melodious Warbler

Common Crane

Mistle Thrush

Common Crossbill

Montagu´s Harrier

Common Cuckoo

Night Heron

Common Kestrel

Northern Lapwing

Common Kingfisher

Osprey

Common Linnet

Pallid Swift

Common Nightingale

Penduline Tit

Common Pochard

Peregrine Falcon

Common Quail

Pied Avocet

Common Redstart

Pied Flycatcher

Common Reed Bunting

Purple Gallinule

Common Snipe

Purple Heron

Common Starling

Redwing

Common Stonechat

Red- billed Chough

Common Swift

Red- crested Pochard

Common Whitethroat

Red- knobbed Coot

Corn Bunting

Red- legged Partridge

Crag Martin

Red- necked Nightjar

Crested Lark

Red- rumped Swallow

Dartford Warbler

Rock Bunting

Egyptian Vulture

Rock Sparrow

Eurasian Eagle Owl

Rufous Bush Robin

Eurasian Jay

Sardinian Warbler

Eurasian Tree Sparrow

Short- toed Eagle

European Bee- eater

Short- toed Treecreeper

European Goldfinch

Southern Grey Shrike

European Greenfinch

Spanish Sparrow

European Reed Warbler

Spectacled Warbler

European Serin

Spotted Flycatcher

European Turtle Dove

Stone- curlew

Gadwall

Western Olivaceus Warbler

Garden Warbler

White Headed Duck

Golden Eagle

White Throated Dipper

Golden Oriole

White Wagtail

Great Cormorant

Willow Warbler

Great Crested Grebe

Woodchat Shrike

Great Reed Warbler

Yellow Wagtail

Greater Flamingo

Zitting Cisticola

Winter

Summer

Bird watching

Egyptian Vulture

In the Guadalteba region we find contrasting landscapes, varying between aquatic ecosystems to quite important mountain ranges; and from almost flat areas for cereal crops and scrublands to a large percentage of olive groves, as well as river and stream sections crossed by small riverside forest areas.

Bonelli’s Eagle

Residen

Manuel Martínez Salazar

Cover photo: Antonio Esparraga Godoy

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Bird Guide

The Region of Guadalteba

Córdoba Granada

Sevilla Jerez Cádiz

Andalusia - Málaga

Málaga

Viewpoints and observatories

Symbol

Accommodation

1

Observatory

2.500

0

Apartamentos Ardales C/ El Burgo, 7 29550 Ardales (Málaga) Telf.: 952 45 94 66 www.apartamentosardales.com info@apartamentosardales.com

5.000

Viewpoint

10.000

Petrol Station

Mtrs

La Roda de Andalucía

N

1

A-365

CABALLOS MOUNTAIN

O

Hotel Restaurant Mesón La Posada del Conde Barriada Conde del Guadalhorce, 16-18 29550 Ardales (Málaga) Telf.: 952 11 24 11 www.hoteldelconde.com info@hoteldelconde.com Camping- Apartamentos Parque de Ardales Barriada de los Embalses, s/n Telf: 952112401 – 951264924 www.parqueardales.com camping@parqueardales.com apartamentos@parqueardales.com

FUENTEPIEDRA POOL

SIERRA DE YEGUAS

S

Fuente de Piedra

3 CAMPILLOS

Osuna - Sevilla

2

A-384 SE-489

NATURAL RESERVE LAGUNAS DE CAMPILLOS

Santa Ana Antequera - Bobadilla

4

A-384

A-451

Venta River

ANTEQUERA

MA-6406

SE-488

Corbones River

A-7278

ALMARGEN

LAGUNA REDONDA OBSERVATORY. UTM coordenates 336.079,72/ 4.100.031,06

Los Prados. Natural Reserve Lagunas de Campillos (SPA and SCI). Accessible by car. Wetland birds (Marsh Harrier, Gadwall, Mallard, Purple Gallinule , Little Ringed Plover, Northern Shoveler, Red- crested Pochard, Greater Flamingo, Lesser Black- backed Gull, White- headed Duck, Northern Lapwing, Pied Avocet, Kentish Plover, Black- winged Stilt, Eurasian Coot, Black- headed Gull, Gull- billed Tern, Black- necked, etc.)

Antequera Málaga - Granada

A-384

3 Algámitas

4

MA-452 A-357

LAGUNA DE CAPACETE OBSERVATORY. UTM coordenates 337.319,86/ 4.099.357,33

MA-468 Venta River

A-384

Llano de Farján. Natural Reserve Lagunas de Campillos (SPA and SCI). Accessible by car.Wetland birds (Marsh Harrier, Gadwall, Mallard, Purple Gallinule, Little Ringed Plover, Northern Shoveler, Red- crested Pochard, Greater Flamingo, Lesser Black- backed Gull, White- headed Duck, Northern Lapwing, Pied Avocet, Kentish Plover, Black- winged Stilt, Eurasian Coot, Black- headed Gull, Gull- billed Tern, Black- necked, Purple Heron, Common Crane, etc.)

Venta River PEÑARRUBIA MOUNTAIN

6

MOLINO GORGE

A-6210

Olvera - Jerez de la Frontera

TEBA

MA-7404

Corbones River

7

MA-5404

8

5

GUADALHORCE RESERVOIR

PARQUE GUADALTEBA CAÑETE MOUNTAIN

SIERRA DE CÁDIZ

MA-6402

LA ATALAYA

GUADALTEBA RESERVOIR

ECOLOGICAL RESERVE GUADALTEBA RIVER

CAÑETE LA REAL

15

Corbones River

5 OBSERVATORY OF THE ECOLOGICAL RESERVE OF GUADALTEBA RIVER. MOLINO GORGE. UTM coordenates 331.526,64/ 4.092.637,94

El Valle de Abdalajis

A-357

9

16

A-367

10

CA-9115

Setenil de las Bodegas - Alcalá del Valle

Huertas de Guadalteba. Ecological Reserve. Accessible by car. Wetland birds (Egyptian Vulture, Black Wheatear, Griffon Vulture, Bonelli´s Eagle, Eurasian Eagle Owl, Crag Martin, Blue Rock Thrush, Red- billed Chough, Rock Bunting Gadwall, Eurasian Coot, Little Egret, Cattle Egret, Little Bittern, Grey Heron, Common Kingfisher, Cetti´s Warbler, European Reed Warbler , Grey Wagtail, etc.)

GAITANEJO RESERVOIR

Guadalteba River

CONDE DE GUADALHORCE RESERVOIR

MA-6401 Corbones River

11 DESFILADERO DE LOS GAITANES-EL CHORRO NATURAL SITE

A-367 A-357

6

MA-444

Guadalteba River

14

ORTEGICAR MOUNTAIN

Estación de El Chorro - Álora

12

MA-444

ENCANTADA RESERVOIR

ECOLOGICAL RESERVE TURÓN RIVER

Ronda - Algeciras

MA-448

MA-6400

13 Bobastro

ARDALES

Guadalteba River

SIERRA DE PEÑARRUBIA NORTH OBSERVATORY. UTM coordenates 335.892,45/ 4.094.211,33

Sierra de Peñarrubia. Accessible by foot. Mountain and crag birds (Egyptian Vulture, Black Wheatear, Griffon Vulture, Bonelli´s Eagle, Eurasian Eagle Owl, Crag Martin, Blue Rock Thrush, Red- billed Chough, Common Raven, Rock Bunting, etc.)

Turón River

Other services

MA-5400

17 A-7276

Setenil de las Bodegas

El Burgo

CUEVAS DEL BECERRO

7

SERRATO

VALLE DEL GUADALHORCE

CUEVA DEL BECERRO SPRING

MA-5402

Sodegua S.L.U. (Natural and cultural heritage guide service) Parque Guadalteba. Ctra. Campillos-Málaga Km 11 29320 Campillos (Málaga) Telf: 952 713 455 www.redpatrimonioguadalteba.es info@redpatrimonioguadalteba.es www.guadalteba.com www.guadalnatura.es www.birdandalucia.com

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9

TRES EMBALSES VIEWPOINT. UTM coordenates 339.795/ 4.091.062

Gobantes. Accessible by car. Wetland birds (Gadwall, Mallard, Northern Shoveler , Red- crested Pochard, Eurasian Coot, Black- headed Gull, Little Egret, Cattle EgretGrey Heron,Cetti´s Warbler,Reed Warbler,White Wagtail,etc.) and woodland and grove birds (Griffon Vulture, Booted Eagle, Short- toed Eagle, Little Owl,Hoopoe,Southern Grey Shrike,Black Wheatear,Crested Lark,Great Tit, Blue Tit, Common Stonechat, Song Thrush, Dartford Warbler, Sardinian Warbler, European Greenfinch, Spanish Sparrow, etc.) 10 GAITANEJO OBSERVATORY. UTM coordenates 339.745,77/ 4.089.510,71 Poblado del Pantano. Natural reserve Desfiladero de los Gaitanes (SPA and SCI). Accessible by foot. Wetland birds (Mallard, Eurasian Coot, Cattle Egret, Grey Heron, Great Cormorant, Cetti´s Warbler, Reed Warbler, White Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, etc.) 11

CERRO DEL ALMORCHON OBSERVATORY. UTM coordenates 340.948,95/ 4.086.891,89

A-365

MA-6407

ESTEPA - SIERRA SUR DE SEVILLA

Antiguo Cortijo Montero Ctra Campillos-Gobantes, Km. 17 29320 Campillos (Málaga) Telf.: 952 11 10 82 www.cortijos.com cmontero@cortijos.com

Hípica Rural ‘Los Ángeles’ Ctra. Serrato s/n –MA 477 km. 0’8 29340 Cañete la Real (Málaga) Telf.: 629 665 554 www.hipicarural-losangeles.com info@hipicarural-losangeles.com

A-406

LAGUNA DULCE OBSERVATORY. UTM coordenates 337.119,31/ 4.102.029,61

El Vínculo. Natural Reserve Lagunas de Campillos (SPA and SCI). Accessible by car. Wetland birds (Marsh Harrier, Gadwall, Mallard, Purple, Little Ringed Plover, Northern Shoveler, Red- crested Pochard, Greater Flamingo , Lesser Black- backed Gull, White- headed Duck, Northern Lapwing, Pied Avocet, Kentish Plover, Black- winged Stilt, Eurasian Coot, Red- knobbed Coot, Black- headed Gull, Gull- billed Tern, Black- necked, etc.) and high moors and pasture birds (Little Bustard, Red- legged Partridge, Black- bellied Sandgrouse, Common Quail, Stone- curlew , Comon Kestrel,Montagu´s Harrier,Little Owl,Calandra Lark,Crested Lark, Southern Grey Shrike, Meadow Pipit , Black- eared Wheatear, Zitting Cisticola, Common Linnet, European Goldfinch, Corn Bunting, Purple Heron, Common Crane, Night Heron, etc.)

A-7279

Hostel Restaurant San Francisco Telf.: 952 72 20 56 C/ Real, 36 29320 Campillos (Málaga) hostalsanfrancisco@hotmail.com

Cortijo La Colá Ctra. Cañete la Real-Ronda km 3,5 29340 Cañete la Real (Málaga) Telf.: 610 383 834 http://cortijolacola.iespana.es info@cortijolacola.com

NAVAHERMOSA

E Martín de la Jara

Los Toriles. Wild olive area in Los Caballos Mountain. Accessible by car. Scrubland birds (Griffon Vulture, Booted Eagle, Short- toed Eagle, Little Owl, Hoopoe, Southern Grey Shrike, Black Wheatear, Crested Lark, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Common Stonechat, Song Thrush, Dartford Warbler , Sardinian Warbler, Spanish Sparrow, etc.) 2

Fuente de Piedra

La Solana de Turón Cerro Romero 29550 Ardales (Málaga) Telf.: 634 53 60 59 www.lasolanadeturon.com info@lasolanadeturon.com

SIERRA DE YEGUAS VIEWPOINT. UTM coordenates 335.929,68/ 4.115.121,65

BAÑOS MOUNTAIN

CARRASCO MOUNTAIN

Turón River

CARRATRACA

A-367

Álora

Ronda El Burgo

ALCAPARAÍN MOUNTAIN

A-357

SERRANÍA DE RONDA SIERRA DE LAS NIEVES

Málaga

SIERRA DE PEÑARRUBIA SOUTH OBSERVATORY. UTM coordenates 335.508,78/ 4.093.075,96

Sierra de Peñarrubia. Accessible by car. Mountain and crag birds (Egyptian Vulture, Black Wheatear, Griffon Vulture, Bonelli´s Eagle, Eurasian Eagle Owl, Crag Martin, Blue Rock Thrush, Red- billed Chough, Common Raven, Rock Bunting, etc.) 8

PARQUE GUADALTEBA OBSERVATORY NETWORK. UTM coordenates 335.903,21/ 4.092.624,08

Parque Guadalteba. Accessible by car. Wetland birds (Great Cormorant, Osprey, Gadwall, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Red- crested Pochard, Eurasian Coot Blackheaded Gull, Little Egret, Cattle Egret, Little Bittern, Grey Heron, Cetti´s Warbler, Reed Warbler,White Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, etc.)

Tajo del Almorchón. Natural reserve Desfiladero de los Gaitanes (SPA and SCI). Accessible by car. Mountain and crag birds (Bonelli´s Eagle, Griffon Vulture, Eurasian Eagle Owl, Crag Martin, Blue Rock Thrush, Rock Bunting, etc.) 12 BOBASTRO VIEWPOINT. UTM coordenates 341.449/ 4.086.517,84 Tajo del Buitre. Accessible by foot. Mountain and crag birds (Bonelli´s Eagle, Griffon Vulture, Eurasian Eagle Owl, Crag Martin, Blue Rock Thrush, Common Raven, Rock Bunting, etc.) 13 TAJO DE LA ENCANTADA VIEWPOINT. UTM coordenates 342.467,59/ 4.085.467,96 Tajo de la Encantada.Accessible by car.Mountain and crag birds (Bonelli´s Eagle,Griffon Vulture,Eurasian Eagle Owl,Crag Martin,Blue Rock Thrush,Alpine Swift, Rock Bunting, etc.) 14 OBSERVATORY OF THE ECOLOGICAL RESERVE OF RIVER TURON. UTM coordenates 336.313,58/ 4.085.888,82 Cerro de la Grajera. Ecological Reserve. Accessible by foot. Wetland birds (Gadwall, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Red- crested Pochard, Eurasian Coot, Black- headed Gull,Little Egret,Cattle Egret,Grey Heron,Common Kingfisher, Cetti´s Warbler, Reed Warbler, Grey Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, etc.) 15 SIERRA DEL PADRASTRO OBSERVATORY. UTM coordenates 318.832,81/ 4.091.313,78 Falda del Padrastro. Accessible by foot. Mountain and crag birds. (Egyptian VultureBlack Wheatear, Griffon Vulture, Bonelli´s Eagle, Eurasian Eagle Owl, Crag Martin, Blue Rock Thrush, Red- billed Chough, Common Raven, Rock Bunting, etc.) 16 QUICIO DEL MORO VIEWPOINT. UTM coordenates 320.043,50/ 4.090.718,29 Quicio del Moro. Accessible by car. Mountain and crag birds (Egyptian Vulture, Black Wheatear, Bonelli´s Eagle, Griffon Vulture, Eurasian Eagle Owl, Crag Martin, Blue Rock Thrush, Red- billed Chough, Common Raven, Rock Bunting, etc.) and high moors and pasture birds (Red- legged Partridge, Common Quail, Stone- curlew, Comon Kestrel, Montagu´s Harrier, Little Owl, Crested Lark, , Southern Grey Shrike, Meadow PipitBlack- eared Wheatear, Zitting Cisticola, Common Linnet, European Goldfinch, Corn Bunting, etc.) 17 CUEVAS DEL BECERRO VIEWPOINT. UTM coordenates 317.779,39/ 4.083.482,72 Parador Chico. Accessible by car. Mountain and crag birds (Egyptian VultureBlack Wheatear, Bonelli´s Eagle, Griffon Vulture, Eurasian Eagle Owl, Crag MartinBlue Rock Thrush, Red- billed Chough, Common Raven, Rock Bunting, etc.) and high moors and pasture birds (Red- legged Partridge, Common Quail, Stone- curlew, Comon Kestrel, Montagu´s Harrier, Little Owl, Crested Lark , Southern Grey Shrike, Meadow Pipit, Black- eared Wheatear, Zitting Cisticola, Common Linnet, European Goldfinch, Eurasian Tree Sparrow, Corn Bunting, etc.)

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Ornithological treasures from the Guadalteba Region  

Bird guide of the Region of Guadalteba

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