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6 hours

(approximate duration)


Spanish English


07:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

(depending on the time of the activity.) Consult


1-8 people


Country Spain

Region: Andalusia

Province: Jaen


Wildlife observation




Recommended from September to June

(check availability)


The activity consists of a guided tour of half time in a 4x4 vehicle with the aim of spot as many Sierra Morena birds as possible, being able to choose the Sierra de Andújar or the Guarrizas River Valley.

This protected natural space is currently home to a significant number of species, among which are some endemic to the Iberian Peninsula, such as the Spanish Imperial Eagle, the Iberian Green Woodpecker or the Iberian Magpie, which have one of their largest refuges in this area. world scale. 

Crossing vast meadows of holm oak and cork oak, we will be able to enjoy the flight of numerous birds of prey, especially Griffon and Black Vultures, the latter with a healthy population that revolves around 80 breeding pairs in the area, constituting one of the 5 existing colonies of the species in Andalusia, and that today we can enjoy thanks to the great conservation efforts that have been carried out during the last 20 years, focused on alleviating or avoiding the Damage suffered from the use of poisoned baits, electrocution on power lines or direct human pursuit.

Depending on the time of year, we will be able to observe other species such as the restless Dartford Warbler, the Common Shrike or the Great spotted cuckoo, more linked to cattle-raising areas, which it uses as breeding quarters.

Other abundant birds in the area are the European Owl, the Hoopoe, the Golden oriol or the Hawfinch, as well as other species linked to rupicolous environments such as the Blue rock thrush, the Red-billed Chough or the Black Stork.

During the tour, we will interpret the landscape and establish observation points with optical equipment (binoculars and telescope).

Our guides will help you to recognize the species observed by offering you a series of guidelines, as well as to detect and identify them by their song. In addition, you will have a bird guide available so you can consult each species.



Spanish Imperial Eagle (R), Golden Eagle (R), Black Vulture (R), Black Stork (E), Griffon Vulture (R), Iberian Magpie (R), Iberian Woodpecker (R), Great Spotted Woodpecker (R), Buzzard (R), Sparrowhawk (R), Goshawk (R), Common Kestrel (R), Blue Rock Thrush (R), Thekla Lark (R), Hawfinch (R), Spotless Starling (R), Booted Eagle (E) , Short-toed Snake Eagle (E), Bee-eater (E), Great spotted cuckoo (E), Dartford Warbler (R), Caffer Swift (E), Egyptian Vulture (P), Osprey (P), Red-billed Chough (R ), Great Cormorant (I), Sardinian warbler (R), Little Owl (R).

R = Resident; E = Summer; I = Wintering; P = migratory step


- Expert local guide.
- 4x4 vehicle.
- Optical material (binoculars and high-end telescope).
- Picnic breakfast.
- Pick up at your accommodation (consult).
- Civil Liability Insurance and authorizations.
- Reference bibliography.



- Observations are made from a wide distance so as not to change the natural behavior of the species, always guided by biological and ethological experts.

- It is strictly forbidden to use sound claims to attract wildlife at any time.

- Nature is unpredictable and wild, so we are not responsible for the weather or other external factors that could affect the behavior of wildlife.

- We recommend you a time period depending on the species:

  • To see resident birds: from September to June.

  • To see summer birds: from April to September.

  • To see wintering birds: from November to February.

  • To see migratory birds: August to September, March to April.

- Approximate duration: 6 hours.

Ubicación aves Andújar
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