This 4 km long route follows the edge of the Arrocampo reservoir.

Four birdwatching hides, optimised for children and adults, may be visited.

  • LENGTH :
    This route is 4 km long.
    This route runs along dirt tracks along part of the left perimeter bank of the Arrocampo reservoir. It starts at the Information Point and Environmental Education Centre and ends at the last hide. Clearly marked, it presents no difficulties. To reach Hide 4 it is necessary to continue along a path adjacent to the road.
    Small signposts and 4 strategically located birdwatching hides are found along its length. Each hide has different opening slats to enable viewing at optimal heights for both adults and children. Wooden benches are present in each. All are accessed via a ramp. All hides contain signs illustrating the principal species which may be observed and the route.
    Not recommended early afternoon during the period of strongest sunshine. When planning a visit, bear in mind that fog may accumulate at night over the reservoir on cold days, usually lifting a few hours after sunrise.


Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo

Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus

Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis

Gadwall Anas strepera

Western Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus

Osprey Pandion haliaetus

White Stork Ciconia ciconia

Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides

Purple Heron Ardea purpurea

Grey Heron Ardea cinerea

Great Egret Egretta garzzeta

Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax

Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus

Eurasian Bittern  Botaurus stellaris

Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia

Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus

Western Swamphen  Porphyrio porphyrio 

Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus

Eurasian Coot Fulica atra

Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago

Water Rail Rallus aquaticus

Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus

European Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria

Gull-billed Tern  Gelochelidon nilotica

Sand Martin Riparia riparia

Barn Swallow  Hirundo rustica

Common House Martin Delichon urbicum

Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis

Spanish Sparrow Passer hispaniolensis

Eurasian Reed Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus

Savi’s Warbler Locustella luscinioides

Zitting Cisticola  Cisticola juncidis

Eurasian Penduline Tit Remiz pendulinus

Bluethroat Luscinia svecica

European Stonechat Saxicola rubicola