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Routes & Birdwatching Sites

Birding Málaga

Routes & Birdwatching Sites

Los Llanos de Antequera – Cartaojal – La Sarteneja

Some of the birds we could find during our trip are Red-legged Partridge, Quail, Marsh Harrier, Montagu’s Harrier, Common Buzzard, Kestrel, Lesser Kestrel, Little Bustard, Little Owl, Swift, Pallid Swift, Hoopoe, Crested Lark, Barn Swallow, Red-rumped Swallow, Blackbird, Zitting Cisticola, Woodchat Shrike, Azure-winged Magpie, Raven, Spotless Starling, House Sparrow, Linnet, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Serin and Corn Bunting. If La Herrera and La Sarteneja lakes do have some water, we can also spot waterfowl, waders and seagulls.


We will drive across the Antequera District “campiña” (farmlands) in search for the Little Bustard, a gem of Malaga’s birdlife that strives to survive in the last open fields amongst the expanding olive groves.

Our trip travels around the northeast of the Antequera District, from the heart of a fertile valley to a carpet of olive groves at the border with Cordoba province.