A 15 km round trail that takes you into different birding habitats with wonderful bird watching. Through Pyrenean-Oak Wood and Cork Oak Wood, olive groves, orchards, Mediterranean scrub and dehesas. The best time of the year is spring to early summer and also autumn and winter.
Route: Bonales Mountain retreat – Casas de los Bonales – Tentudía Monastery – Mountain retreat Bonales
Main Birdwatching attractions
The Huelva part of Sierra de Tentudía is one the richest woodland-bird areas in the province of Huelva and is a great bird watching destination. Common species like Nuthatch, Short-toed Treecreeper. Crested Tit, Blue Tit, Mistle Thrush, Cuckoo, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Tawny Owl, Jay, Nightingale. The real star turn of this area, besides the breeding populations of Common Redstart and Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, is the Honey Buzzard.
Other raptors in the area are Black Kite, Short-toed Eagle, Booted Eagle and Griffon Vulture. In the more open areas we might come across Woodchat Shrike, Hoopoe, Bee Eater and Red-rumped Swallow. The orchards and olive groves are home to Turtle Doves, while the scrub is the preferred habitat Thekla Lark, Dartford Warbler, Melodious Warbler and Rock Bunting.
In autumn-winter Peregrine Falcons do haunt the area while Siskins and Bullfinches take to the orchards and bramble patches. There is also a huge winter Red Kite roost on the Badajoz side of the sierra.