This 8.31 km long route ends at a wetland rich in bird species.

    This route is 8.3 km long until Charco Salado and then if wanted can be extended beyond to it join the Pink Route (in the network of trails of the Monfragüe Biosphere Reserve). Indeed, it is well worth extending given the numerous wetlands present along the Pink Route which offer us chances of making interesting sightings.
    It starts at the Information Point and Environmental Education Centre and ends at Charco Salado: a lagoon surrounded by cattle grazing dehesas and which supports a surprising abundance of birds, many of which are scarce and difficult to observe in the region. It initially coincides with routes 2 & 4, crossing fruit orchards, crops and fallow land. It then enters into the estate of El Pizarral where it crosses dehesa, and leads us to Charco Salado. Practically the entire route is along sandy tracks.
    There are no specific birdwatching amenities along the route, although the site is very worthy of it. Signposts indicate the way once we enter the estate of El Pizarral.
    The lake is located within a private estate and we should only enter showing the maximum respect for the cattle being reared within it.


Northern Pintail Anas acuta

Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata

Eurasian Teal Anas crecca

Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope

Gadwall Anas strepera

Greylag Goose Anser anser

Common Pochard Aythya ferina

Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula

Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis

Great Egret Ardea alba

White Stork Ciconia ciconia

Western Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus

Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago

Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius

Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos

Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus

Lesser-backed Gull Larus fuscus Lesser

Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus

Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo

Red-rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica

Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis

Hoopoe Upupa epops

Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus

Rock Bunting Emberiza cia

Common Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos

Mistle Thrus Turdus viscivorus