Hornachos Mountains and dehesas

Hornachos Mountains and dehesas

The routes around the Hornachos mountains and their surroundings provide a range of typical mediterranean habitats such as:

Mountains and cliffs: although not high, the steep cliff faces provide a perfect nesting ground for birds of prey.
Agroforrestry and mediterranean hillsides: an ideal habitat for the Spanish Imperial Eagle, the star of this route.
Cereal crops: where it is possible to see the typical birdlife of steppe environments, such as Montagu’s Harrier and Lesser Kestrel.

Key species:

ResidentsGolden, Spanish Imperial and Bonelli’s Eagles, Black, Griffon Vultures, Eagle Owl, Thekla Lark, Dartford Warbler, Blue Rock Thrush, Black Wheatear, Rock Bunting.
Summer visitorsBlack Stork, Montagu¡s Harrier, Short-toed and Booted Eagles, Lesser Kestrel, Little Owl, Black-eared Wheatear, White-rumped Swift and Alpine Swifts, Orphean Warbler, Golden Oriole.
Winter visitorsCommon Crane, Hen Harrier, Merlin, Wallcreeper, Alpine Accentor.
  • Recomended time: Spring and autumn.
  • Duration: 5 hours.
  • Minimum number of participants: 2 persons.
  • Price: 45 €/person. For larger groups consult price. Includes: Field guide, telescope and binoculars.
  • Transporte: Company car up to 3 people, please consult for large groups.

Oenanthe leucura

Aegypius monachus

Aquila adalberti