This 8.4 km long route takes us to the Cerro Alto and Dehesa Nueva reservoirs.
Two birdwatching hides, optimised for children and adults, may be visited.
This route is 8.4 km long.
- ROUTE DESCRIPTION:
It starts at the Information Point and Environmental Education Centre. From here, and then just after leaving the village, it continues along a track passing first between agricultural fields. After bending to the left it becomes asphalted. This route takes us to two irrigation pools (Cerro Alto and Dehesa Nueva), a small pool on the opposite side of the road to Cerro Alto, and finally to the end of one of the arms of the Arrocampo reservoir on its right bank.
Small signposts and 2 strategically located birdwatching hides are found at the Cerro Alto and Dehesa Nueva pools. 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 (in part).
Access is along tracks for the local farmers and caution should be taken to minimise possible interference and circulate at low speeds.
- OBSERVABLE BIRDS:
Greylag Goose Anser anser
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
Gadwall Anas strepera
Western Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus
Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus
Osprey Pandion haliaetus
Black-winged Kite Elanus caeruleus
Common kestrel Falco tinnunculus
White Stork Ciconia ciconia
Avetoro común Botaurus stellaris
Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus
Great Egret Egretta alba
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus
European Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria
Eurasian Stone-curlew Burhinus oedicnemus
Common Greenshank (Tringa nebularia)
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus
Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis
Common Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos
Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica)
Cetti´s Warbler Cettia cetti
Common Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniculus
Eurasian Reed Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus
Melodious Warbler Hippolais polyglotta
Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis