Andevalo Area & Sierra Pelada

the hidden birding tour of Huelva’s countryside

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Black Vulture
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woody hills
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8-9 hours
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Spain
Andalucía

Huelva

The remote area of El Andevalo lays in the centre and west of Huelva province next to Portugal. A beautiful undulated countryside carpeted with wild flowers in the spring.

Unmissable trip
A bit of Extremadura in Huelva

This full day trip involves an ascent to the woody hills in the west of Huelva to watch raptors, insectivorous birds and other wildlife amongst the rocks, woods and scrubland. The main colony of Black Vulture in Andalusia is located in Sierra Pelada. On the way up we can look for Great and Little Bustards on the steppes as well as Great Spotted Cuckoo from the late winter.

Possible birds for the checklist:

Residents: Little Bustard, Great Bustard, Black Vulture, Griffon Vulture, Hoopoe, Blue Rock Thrush, Thekla Lark, Stonechat, Sardinian Warbler, Dartford Warbler, Azure-winged Magpie, Rock Bunting.

Winter Birds: Hen Harrier, Skylark, Golden Plover, Lapwing, Chiffchaff, Firecrest.

Summer Birds: Black Stork, Quail, Black-eared Wheatear, Booted Eagle, Short-toed Eagle, Bee-eater, Melodious Warbler, Subalpine Warbler, Great Spotted Cuckoo.

Migrants: Whinchat, Willow Warbler, Pied Flycatcher, Northern Wheatear.

Route locations

El Andevalo is a large area in the centre and west of Huelva province next to Portugal. It is a beautiful countryside in the lowest populated land in this corner of Spain. We visit the last steppe in the foothills that holds a very small population of bustards. As we go inland the landscape becomes more undulating towards Sierra Pelada.

Duration time

The duration of the trip depends on the meeting point, the numbers of birds that come across and the interest in the special species. Normally we will spend between 8 and 9 hours although it take us 10 hours sometimes.

Price

Private trip

1 to 3 people 175 Euro.

4 or more people 55 Euro per person.

Open-group trip

55 Euro per person.

Availability

Any time in the year less July and August. Please mind it can be extremely hot in the summer and very cold in the winter.

Multilingual

All our guides speak fluent English and the tour can be done in French, Portuguese or Catalan on demand.

Checklist available in different languages.

Logistics

Pickup can be arranged from any accommodation or any meeting point within the provinces of Huelva and Seville. For long distances, a fuel fee might be charged.

We use vehicles according to the group size. Usually a 9-seater minibus for up to 8 customers although larger groups can be taken in small coaches and buses.

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