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Routes & Birdwatching Sites

Birding Málaga

Routes & Birdwatching Sites

Las Campiñuelas


These are some of the birds we can find here in September (MB = migrant breeding; P = on passage): Red-legged Partridge, Cattle Egret, Short-toed Snake Eagle (P), Booted Eagle (MB/P), Kestrel, Stone Curlew, Dotterel (P), Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, Turtle Dove (MB/P), Little Owl, Swift (P), Pallid Swift (MB/P), Hoopoe, Bee-eater (P), Wryneck (P), Crested Lark, Thekla Lark, Short-toed lark (P), Barn Swallow (MB/P), Red-rumped Swallow (MB/P), House Martin (MB/P), Tawny Pipit (P), Tree Pipit (P), Yellow Wagtail (P), Nightingale (MB/P), Redstart (P), Wheatear (P), Black-eared Wheatear (P), Whinchat (P), Stonechat, Blackbird, Garden Warbler (P), Blackcap, Whitethroat (P), Western Orphean Warbler (P), Sardinian Warbler, Spectacled Warbler (P), Subalpine Warbler (P), Zitting Cisticola, Reed Warbler (P), Melodious Warbler (P), Willow Warbler (P), Western Bonelli’s Warbler (P), Spotted Flycatcher (MB/P), Pied Flycatcher (P), Great Tit, Blue Tit, Iberian Grey Shrike, Woodchat Shrike (MB/P), Spotless Starling, Golden Oriole (P), House Sparrow, Rock Sparrow, Chaffinch, Linnet, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Serin and Corn Bunting.

Itinerary

There is possibly no other place in Malaga where you can watch such diversity of migrant birds in September, excluding the wetlands.

Las Campiñuelas extends over 80 has. of clayey bare soil and abandoned olive groves south east of Velez-Malaga in the Axarquia District. It is delimited by A7 motorway to the south, Camino de Torrox to the west, Camino de Algarrobo to the north and Rio Seco to the east.