birdwatching

Andalucia is the perfect place for bird watching and the ornithology tourism because of the diversity of habitats and the variety of species.

  • You will enjoy high-mountain birds, mountain steppe, forests, riverine and rocky environment in Sierra Nevada, in which there are species such as Alpine Accentor (Prunella  collaris), Northern Weathear (Oenanthe oenanthe), Black Weathear (Oenanthe leucura), Rock Thrush (Monticola saxatilis), Dipper (Cinclus cinclus), Red Billed Chough (Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax), Peregrine Flacon (Falco peregrinus), Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), Jay (Garrulus glandarius).
  • In Hoya de Guadix ,we can see the Steppes inhabited by  Little Bustard (Tetrax tetrax), Black-bellied Sandgrouse (Pterocles Orientalis), Stone Curlew (Burhinus oedicnemus), Roller (Coracias garrulous), Black Weathear, and Tabernas Dessert inhabited by Trumpeter Finch (Bucanetes githagineus) and in northern Córdoba, you will find Great Bustard (Otis tarda), Crane (Grus grus), Black-bellied Sandgrouse.
  • In Doñana, a well-known paradise around the world,  you will be welcomed by aquatic birds. You will observe the biggest European colony in Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus), the biggest crowd of white-stork nests upon trees (Ciconia ciconia), you will find the Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber), Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea), White-headed Duck (Oxyura leucocephala), Purple Gallinule (Porhyrio porphyrio), Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina), moreover you will find in wintertime Greylag Goose (Anser anser), Black Stork (Ciconia nigra), Crane (Grus grus), and you would find much more.
  • Laguna de Fuente de Piedra. It is the largest colony of flamingo's nesting of Europe. A part from the group of Anatidae, Ardeidae and Charadiidae, you will also have the chance to watch the around steppe and a high concentration of crane in winter time.
  • The emblematic birds of prey such as the Golden Eagle (Aquila adalberti) or the Black Vulture (Aegypius monachus) and the other birds of prey, among the Black Stork (Ciconia nigra) and the White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) in Sierra Morena.
    The impressive Lammergeier or Bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) overflies Cazorla, Segura and Las Villas's Mountains, together with Egyptian Vulture (Neohpron pernocterus), Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus), Red Billed Chough, Golden Eagle, Bonelli's Eagle (Hieraaetus fasciatus), and more.