El Andévalo and Sierra Pelada, a route to observe raptors and other birds
|Languages||Spanish - English|
|Number of participants||Minimum 1 person - Maximum 18 people|
What the experience includes
If you are traveling in Huelva, you are interested in learning about this activity of observing birds of prey, passerine birds and other types of wild animals that inhabit mountain and dehesa areas of the Andévalo region. If you've been to Extremadura you'll see many similarities in terms of landscape and fauna. One of the most surprising aspects of this almost full-time excursion in the province of Huelva is the colony of black vultures that lives in Sierra Pelada, the largest in the Andalusian community. As you head to this privileged place along the way you can see buzzards and bustards in the steppe, as well as European breeding during the winter months.
To locate the excursion area, you should know that Andévalo is located in the center and west of the Huelva province, very close to Portugal. It is a space with a very low population density and beautiful landscapes sometimes in the shape of a steppe and sometimes more undulating until reaching Sierra Pelada. In the skirts of the heads is where the groups of bustards live.
The duration of the visit in the field is estimated at about 8 or 9 hours, although it may depend on the meeting point, the number of birds seen during the activity and the interest of the members of the group.
Among the birds that can be observed are sedentary, wintering, summer and passing through. Among the sedentary ones are the black vulture and the griffon vulture, the common bustard, the common bustard, the hoopoe, the solitary rocker and the mountain cogujada, among others. With a little luck you'll also see the northern tarabilla, the musical mosquito net, the pigeon flycatcher and the gray wheatear.
Everything you need to know
• Departures: all year round, except July and August. The best time to make this visit is between the months of February and April. In winter it can be very cold and in summer quite hot.
• There is an option to transport to the starting point from your accommodation or another place within Huelva or Seville. A fuel supplement will be charged based on distance.
• Used vehicles are 9-seater vans for 8 people. In the case of larger groups, small buses will be used.
• The guides speak Spanish and English but you can request the visit in Catalan, French and Portuguese. Bird lists will be available in several languages.
• Guided tour of about 9 hours.
• Transportation from the hotel or accommodation to the departure point is charged as a supplement, check your starting point.