Andalucia is the southernmost Spanish region. The size of Portugal, it affords immense birding opportunities...
Picture: “Mirador de las buitreras” (El Chorro)
It is not only at the best known places like Doñana or The Straits that you can enjoy birdwatching, but also at some places you might think are full of sun and beach tourists and concrete or, to put it in a different way, you can set your birding base in whatever kind of accommodation you prefer, have dinner in the best served restaurant, and even take pleasure in fantastic art museums after some rewarding bird watching trips just one hour drive away.
Malaga and the Costa del Sol is a perfect place to get pleasure from the most complete leisure offer and, at the same time, enjoy a wide range of diverse birding spots that only other birders and nature lovers will share with you.
“The Route of 100 Birds” is the triangle made by Malaga city, and the villages of Archidona and Ardales. It includes great birding spots like the Mouth of the Guadalhorce, Montes de Malaga, El Torcal, Fuente de Piedra Lake and Desfiladero de Los Gaitanes (El Chorro) Nature Reserves, providing good insights into inland and coastal wetlands, forests, mountains, farmlands and river valleys harbouring a wide variety of typically Mediterranean bird species that cannot be found in northern Europe or the British islands.