Sierra Norte of Seville Birding Daytrip

The region forms the central part of Sierra Morena and occupies the whole North of the county. These are smooth rounded hills, mostly occupied by open forest, mediterranean scrubland and large reservoirs.

Ornithological interest

This is one of the few places where the three biggest spanish eagles can be observed in close proximity: Spanish Imperial Eagle, Golden Eagle and Bonelli’s Eagle. The list of raptors can be completed, among others, with the Eurasian Black Vulture and Griffon Vulture and not all days with the Black-shouldered Kite and Egyptian Vulture.

Other interesting species are Black Stork (with a good nesting population), Iberian Chiffchaff and a great diversity of mediterranean passerines.

It is one of the few places in Spain where the Little Swift nests. In addition, you can also see the White-rumped Swift.

Route

Some of the hotspots we will visit are Guditoca plains, Cerro del Hierro or Huéznar riverbank. This will depend on your preferences and the season of the year.

Additional information

  • Due to the size of the area and the many possibilities, a visit of more than one day is also recommended.

Key Info

Mountains  Open forest Scrubland


Target birdsEurasian Black Vulture, Spanish Eagle, White-rumped Swift


80 km from Seville (1 hour) 

Available all year round.

 ∼10 hours.

Private trip: 1-3 people  195 €, 4 people or more  65 €/person. Included is a pick up service in the Seville area or close to destination point (free of charge). For long distance pick up a supplement fee will be applied.

Most wanted birds (possible)

Residents

Eurasian Black Vulture

Spanish Eagle

Bonelli’s Eagle

Iberian Magpie

Iberian Green Woodpecker

Rock Bunting

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Black-shouldered Kite

Eurasian Griffon Vulture

Golden Eagle

Black-bellied Sandgrouse

Eurasian Eagle Owl

Southern Grey Shrike

Red-billed Chough

Thekla Lark

Calandra Lark

Spotless Starling

Blue Rock Trush

Black Wheatear

Spanish Sparrow

Rock Sparrow

Summer birds

Black Stork

Red-necked Nightjar

White-rumped Swift

Little Swift

Iberian Chiffchaff

Western Orphean Warbler

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Purple Heron

Egyptian Vulture

Collared Pratincole

Great Spotted Cuckoo

European Scops Owl

Alpine Swift

Pallid Swift

European Bee-eater

Lesser Kestrel

Woodchat Shrike

Red-rumped Swallow

Bonelli’s Warbler

Western Olivaceous Warbler

Spectacled Warbler

Subalpine Warbler

Black-eared Wheatear

Winter birds

Osprey

Migrants

Common Crane

European Roller

Greater Short-toed Lark