Bird watching Sierra Morena
Bird watching Sierra Morena covers 57 municipalities in the provinces of Jaen, Cordoba, Seville and Huelva. Sierra Morena is located in the southwestern part of the Iberian Peninsula and its territory is configured as a continuous succession of mountains and valleys of various kinds. The mountains are defined by the lower – middle, heights with some higher altitude mountains contrasted by rugged cliffs.
Sierra de Andújar
These mountains are covered with Mediterranean forests and conceal one of the most precious treasures of the Iberian Peninsula: the Iberian lynx. Due to its abundant population of wild rabbits, the lynx’s main prey, this is one of the few areas where we can see this feline in the wild. It is also a vantage point to watch birds such as the black vulture, the griffon vulture, the Iberian imperial eagle and the imperial eagle; with a bit of luck, we may also be able to spot some deer. This excursion can cover a day or a whole week-end. Professionals can be hired to help watch the lynx although this raises the budget substantially.
Sierra de Cardeña
This is the expansion zone of one of the most endangered species in the world, the Iberian lynx. It shares its habitat with deer, Iberian imperial eagles and mongoose. The area also occasionally houses the last Iberian wolves and although they are rare and difficult to sight, they can be heard howling under a full moon.
Is in this space where is registered the highest rainfall in the province of Cordoba, in the heart of the park. This leads to vegetation of wetlands areas and Atlantic influence.
The park’s vegetation is composed almost equally by meadows, pine forests and Mediterranean forest.
Riverside woodland also deserve a special mention for their important ecological role, especially in the “Río Yeguas” and “Río Arenoso”.
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