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Routes & Birdwatching Sites

Routes & Birdwatching Sites

Fuente del Acebuche

These are some of the birds we can find around here in July: Sparrowhawk, Wood Pigeon, Bee-eater, Blackbird, Blackcap, Sardinian Warbler, Bonelli’s Warbler, Firecrest, Wren, Spotted Flycatcher, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Crested Tit, Short-toed Treecreeper, Jay, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Serin, Common Crossbill and Rock Bunting.


The Fuente (spring) del Acebuche (wild olive tree) is located at the north hillside of the Sierra de Mijas, near Alhaurin El Grande, south of the Valley of the Guadalhorce District.

It is an interesting place to visit in July because it lies in the middle of a very dry aleppo pine forest with a typically Mediterranean shrub layer made of dwarf fan palm and purple Jerusalem sage in the lower level, complemented with kermes oak, mastic tree, different species of rock roses and even prickly juniper as we go up into the sierra, what makes this watering place so valuable and attractive for both birds and amphibia.

Despite this is a dry area and July is a hot month, the big pine trees around the track and the drinking trough will provide us with a very comfortable shade during the trip.