The Mountains and Sierras

Posadilla Volcano

Where Vultures Soar

The mountains, or sierras, with the Cabañeros National Park in the north, and the Sierra Morena in the south allow incomparable views of the most sought after birds of prey such as the Spanish Imperial Eagle, Bonellis, Booted, Short-toed and Golden Eagles, and Black, Red and Black-shouldered Kites. Griffon, Black and Egyptian Vultures also breed in large concentrations in these areas. Within the park is an area known as the Spanish Serengeti, where you almost expect to see elephant or giraffe roam. Adjoining the Sierra Morena is the Sierra de Andújar where the rare Iberian Lynx can be regularly spotted. Explore the volcanoes, valleys and gorges of the mountains and sierras of Castilla la Mancha and beyond.

Target Species depending on time of year

Griffon and Black Vulture; Spanish Imperial, Golden, Booted, Short-toed and Bonelli’s Eagle; Eagle Owl; Red and Black Kite; Buzzard; Sparrowhawk; Common and Lesser Kestrel; Merlin; White and Black Stork; Common Crane; Black Wheatear; European Bee-eater; Thekla and Crested Lark; Black and Common Redstart; Blue Rock-thrush; Woodlark; Bonnellis, Sardinian, Dartford, Garden and Willow Warbler; Azure-winged Magpie; Woodchat and Southern Grey Shrike; Crested Tit; Rock Bunting.

Black Vulture

Black Vulture

Black Stork

Black Stork

Booted Eagle

Booted Eagle

Griffon Vulture

Griffon Vulture