The Gaucín area and its region, the Serrania de Ronda, offer not onlys pectacular landscapes but also fantastic opportunities for bird watching. The village of Gaucín area and its region, the Serrania of Ronda, offer not onlyspectacular landscapes but also fantastic opportunities for bird watching. The village is surrounded by a wide variety of habitats, including mountains, rivers, meadows, olive groves, orchards, cork oaks and coniferous forests. This range of ecosystems, together with its position on the migration route between Africa and Europe, means that Gaucín is home for numerous species.
Some of the most interesting birds can be seen throughout the year: Griffon Vulture, BonellI´s Eagle, White Stork , Peregrine, Goshawk, Eurasian Sparrow, Raven, Red Partridge, Crag Martin, Thekla’s and Crested Larks, Blue Thrush, Crossbill, Crested Tit, Sardinian and Dartford´s Warblers, Rock and Rock Sparrows.
AUTUMN / WINTER
Black Stork, Little Egret, Grey Shrike, Black Redstart, Ring Ouzel. Note that numerous sea birds, waders and waterfowls can be found in the nearby wetlands of the Strait of Gibraltar and Costa del Sol.
SPRING / SUMMER
Short-toed Eagle, Booted Eagle, Lesser Kestrel, European Oriole, European Bee-eater, Pallid Swift, Hoopoe, Woodchat Shrike, Black-eared Wheatear, Spotted Flycatcher, Melodious Warbler, Bonelli´s warbler, Red-rumped Swallow.
March – May, September – October
Black Kite, European Honey-buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Osprey, Hen Harrier, Marsh Harrier, Montagu´s Harrier, Pied Flycatcher and Storks.
If you would like to ramble the area with an ornithologist, you can contact G3 nature guides: