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Routes & Birdwatching Sites

Birding Málaga

Routes & Birdwatching Sites

Monte de San Antón (Málaga)


These are some of the birds we can find here in December: Red-legged Partridge, Booted Eagle, Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon, Wood Pigeon, Thekla Lark, Crag Martin, Meadow Pipit, Dunnock, Robin, Black Redstart, Black Wheatear, Stonechat, Song Thrush, Blackbird, Blue Rock Thrush, Blackcap, Sardinian Warbler, Dartford Warbler, Chiffchaff, Great Tit, Raven, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Serin and Rock Bunting.

Itinerary

The Monte San Anton is a 495 metres above sea level high hill dominating El Palo district, at the east end of the city of Malaga. Its south face is still part of the city though a big cliff separates the housing developments from the slopes towards Jaboneros Stream to the west.

These slopes are a botanical heaven, showing a fantastic set of species included in the “termomediterranean” (type of weather where temperatures do not usually fall below zero degrees centigrades in winter but are very high in summer, producing a strong water stress in the vegetation) scrubland, and some Mediterranean endemics like the carob tree (Ceratonia siliqua) or the dwarf fan palm (Chamaerops humilis). The sweet Mediterranean winter is a perfect time to come and enjoy this handy natural gem.

Route On foot
Distance 2000
Estimated Time 5
Difficulty - Easy