Grazalema and Ronda Mountains Birding Daytrip



Grazalema is very important because of the cliff raptors population: Egyptian Vulture, Golden Eagle, Bonelli’s Eagle, Peregrine Falcon and Griffon Vulture (here one of the biggest colonies in Europe can be found).

It is also an excellent place for scrubland birds and Mediterranean forest birds such the Iberian Chiffchaff and some Sylvia Warblers species.

We can also view mountain birds like the Red-billed Cough, Black Wheatear, Rufous-tailed Rock Trush or Alpine Accentor.

Due to the reservoirs, there are a great amount of aquatic birds, and the mountain pass offers good places to observe the soaring birds during their migration.

Grazalema´s mountains calcareous massif are not too high. They are located between the counties of Cádiz and Málaga. It presents a varied mountainous geography with an attractiive blend of cliffs and dense oak groves, cork oak and even Spanish Fir forest which easily grows because this is one of the areas with the highest instance of rainfall in the whole Iberian Peninsula.

Key Info

Mountains Forests Scrubland


Target birdsBlack Wheatear, Egyptian Vulture, Iberian Chiffchaff


90 km from Seville (1 h 15 min) 

Available all year round.

∼10 hours.

Private trip: 65 €/persona. Open-group trip: 55 €/persona. (minimum 195 €)

Most wanted birds (possibles)

Residents

Eurasian Griffon Vulture

Bonelli’s Eagle

Black Wheatear

Blue Rock Thrush

Red-billed Chough

Rock Sparrow

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Golden Eagle

Eurasian Eagle Owl

Iberian Green Woodpecker

Southern Grey Shrike

Thekla Lark

Spotless Starling

Rock Bunting

 

Summer birds

Egyptian Vulture

Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush

Subalpine Warbler

Western Orphean Warbler

Bonelli’s Warbler

Iberian Chiffchaff

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Lesser Kestrel

European Scops Owl

Red-necked Nightjar

Pallid Swift

Alpine Swift

White-rumped Swift

Woodchat Shrike

Red-rumped Swallow

Western Olivaceous Warbler

Spectacled Warbler

Black-eared Wheatear

 

Winter birds

Osprey

Migrants

Black Stork

Eurasian Black Vulture