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When preparing your trip to La Mancha & Sierra Morena, the following information will be usefull on what species can be watched and where to go for your purpose.


The present information shows you the main species (not all) that can be usually observed in our territory, either residents, breeding or wintering. It's up to date December 2018, and it's presented by habitats: steppes, wetlands, deciduous (leafy) & coniferous forests, mediterranean forests and rocky outcrops.


STEPPE AREAS (Calatrava Steppes, Guadiana Steppes, Almagro-Daimiel Steppes, La Mancha Wetlands)


Target Birds: Spanish Imperial Eagle (endemic), Great Bustard, Little Bustard, Pin-Tailed Sandgrouse, Black-Belied Sandgrouse, Great Spotted Cuckoo, Iberian Shrike (near endemic).

Other Birds: Golden Eagle, Marsh Harrier, Montagu’s Harrier, Lesser Kestrel, Red-Footed Falcon, Red-Legged Partridge, Quail, Stone Curlew, Golden Plover, Gull-Billed Tern, Little Owl, Hoopoe, Crested Lark, Greater Short-Toed Lark, Calandra Lark, Spectacled Warbler, Red-Billed Chough.

Other Wildlife: Red Fox, Ocellated Lizard.


Ciruela en Marzo Natura Indomita


Alcaravan Natura Indomita Ganga Iberica en el Guadiana Natura Indomita  


Bando mixto de Gangas y Sisones Natura Indomita 



WETLANDS (Las Tablas de Daimiel National Park, Navaseca Lagoon, Vicario Reservoir, Jabalon River & Reservoir, Calatrava Volcanic Lagoons, La Mancha Wetlands)


Target Birds: Little Bittern, Squacco Heron, Spoonbill, Marbled Teal, Garganey, Ferruginous Pochard, White-Headed Duck, European Roller, Iberian Woodpecker (endemic), Moustached Warbler, Bearded Tit.

Other Birds: Black-Necked Grebe, Great Egret, Purple Heron, White Stork, Black Stork, Glossy Ibis, Greater Flamingo, Greylag Goose, Gadwall, Red-Crested Pochard, Osprey, Golden Eagle, Spanish Imperial Eagle (endemic), Marsh Harrier, Black-Shouldered Kite, Lesser Kestrel, Merlin, Water Rail, Spotted Crake, Purple Swamphen, Common Crane, Collared Pratincole, Temminck Stint, Gull-Billed Tern, Black Tern, Black-Winged Tern, Pin-Tailed Sandgrouse, Long-Eared Owl, Little Owl, Scops Owl, Red-Necked Nightjar, Pallid Swift, Hoopoe, European Bee-Eater, Red-Rumped Swift, Water Pipit, Nightingale, Bluethroat, Savi's Warbler, Western Olivaceous Warbler, Penduline Tit, Woodchat Shrike, Iberian Shrike (near endemic), Azure-Winged Magpie (endemic), Spotless Starling, Golden Oriole, Spanish Sparrow, Tree Sparrow, Reed Bunting (whitherbyi).

Other Wildlife: Egyptian Moongoose, European Otter, European Pond Tortoise, Ocellated Lizard, Red Fox, Spanish Terrapin, Wild Boar, Wild Cat.


Esplendor en las Tablas


White Headed Duck in Calatrava Natura Indomita Avetorillo in fraganti Natura Indomita  


Flamencos en La Mancha Natura Indomita 

DECIDUOUS & CONIFEROUS FORESTS (Valle de Alcudia Natural Park, Cabañeros National Park, Despeñaperros Natural Park)


Target Birds: Goshawk, Woodlark, Iberian Chifchaf, Crested Tit, Hawfinch.

Other Birds: Golden Eagle, Spanish Imperial Eagle (endemic), Booted Eagle, Sparrowhawk, Common Kestrel, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Firecrest, Spotted Flycatcher, Coal Tit, Nuthatch, Short-Toed Treecreeper, Golden Oriole.

Other Wildlife: Common Toad, Horseshoe Whip Snake, Iberian Painted Frog, Marsh Frog, Natterjack Toad, Red Deer, Red Fox, Red Squirrel, Wild Cat.


Por el Barranco de Valdeazores Natura Indomita


Capuchino con merienda Natura Indomita Trepador Azul Nuthatch Natura Indomita  


 Arroyo del Almirez Natura Indomita


MEDITERRANEAN FOREST - OPEN WOODLAND AREAS - DEHESAS (Cabañeros National Park, Sierra de Andujar Natural Park, Valle de Alcudia Natural Park, Campo de Calatrava, Campo de Montiel)


Target Birds: Black Vulture, Spanish Imperial Eagle (endemic), Black-Shouldered Kite, Great-Spotted Cuckoo, Iberian Woodpecker (endemic), Iberian Shrike (near endemic), Azure-Winged Magpie (endemic), Hawfinch, Cirl Bunting.

Other Birds: Griffon Vulture, Golden Eagle, Short-Toed Eagle, Booted Eagle, Black Kite, Montagu's Harrier, Sparrowhawk, Lesser Kestrel, Red-Footed Falcon, Red-Legged Partridge, Common Crane, Turtle Dove, Eagle-Owl, Little Owl, Hoopoe, European Bee-Eater, European Roller, Sardinian Warbler, Subalpine Warbler, Dartford Warbler, Willow Warbler, Long-Tailed Tit, Woodchat Shrike, Golden Oriole, Spanish Sparrow.

Other Wildlife: Egyptian Moongoose, Fallow Deer, Genet, Iberian Ibex, Iberian Lynx (endemic), Ladder Snake, Mouflon, Ocellated Lizard, Red Deer, Red Fox, Roe Deer, Wild Boar.


Camino a la Sierra de Andujar Natura Indomita 

Buitre Negro Black Vulture Natura Indómita Cada Mochuelo a su olivo Natura Indomita







Buitres empanzorraos Natura Indomita


MOUNTAINS WITH ROCK OUTCROPS (Cabañeros National Park area, Sierra de Andujar Natural Park, Valle de Alcudia Natural Park, Campo de Calatrava)


Target Birds: Black Stork, Egyptian Vulture, Golden Eagle, Bonelli's Eagle, Eagle-Owl, White-Rumped Swift, Black Wheatear, Western Orphean Warbler, Rock Bunting.

Other Birds: Griffon Vulture, Short-Toed Eagle, Booted Eagle, Sparrowhawk, Goshawk, Peregrine Falcon, Alpine Swift, Crag Martin, Red-Rumped Swallow, Black-Eared Wheatear, Blue-Rock Thrush, Sardinian Warbler, Subalpine Warbler, Dartford Warbler, Red-Billed Chough, Rock Sparrow (Petronia), Cirl Bunting.

Other Wildlife: Iberian Ibex, Mouflon, Red Deer.


Los Organos Natura Indomita


La Negra Natura Indomita El Senor de las Carronas Natura Indomita  


Rio Frio en verano Natura Indomita


On the next link you can get the List of Birds that can be seen in less than one hour from Almagro:




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13720 - Almagro (Ciudad Real)
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