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Routes & Birdwatching Sites

Routes & Birdwatching Sites

Costa del Sol Occidental

These are some of the birds we can observe around here in October: Mallard, Common Scoter, Little Grebe, Scopoli’s Shearwater, Balearic Shearwater, Gannet, Cormorant, Cattle Egret, Little Egret, Grey Heron, Kestrel, Moorhen, Coot, Sanderling, Black-headed Gull, Mediterranean Gull, Yellow-legged Gull, Audouin’s Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Sandwich Tern, Razorbill, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, Kingfisher, Meadow Pipit, White Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Robin, Black Redstart, Stonechat, Blackbird, Blackcap, Sardinian Warbler, Cetti’s Warbler, Chiffchaff, Wren, Spotless Starling, House Sparrow and Greenfinch.


Despite the coast of Marbella and Estepona is a very built-up area, we can still find some places to take our bins, telescope and camera out and go birding once the bulk of the tourism “rush” is over in October.

In this occasion we suggest visiting the mouths of two typical short rivers coming from the nearby mountain ranges along the coast, Guadalmansa and Verde, and some of the last coastal dunes of the European Mediterranean, the “Dunas de Artola”, a Natural Monument included in the Andalusian Network of Protected Natural Sites.

Routes On foot On a horse
Trail Type Lineal
Distance 17000
Estimated Time 5:30