|The paddy fields in the southern part of Villuercas Ibores Jara attract year-round Waders and ducks. In winter also cranes and gulls. In summer these fields form an important feeding area for all types of herons, egrets and storks. On the dryer parts (dykes) breed Black-winged Stilts, Little Terns and Gull-billed Terns. The adjacent scrublands are an ideal place to see Waxbills.
Best places to observe:
The paddy fields along the EX-116 between Guadalupe and Obando (in between km 13 and km 10) are a good starting point for observation, both in summer and winter.
It is dangerous to stop on this road. Thus enter the fields via the dirt roads where those are accessible or park at the few lay-bys.
Please be aware that stopping on this type of roads is not just dangerous, but absolutely prohibited. You may be fined on the spot by the Police.
|English name||Scientific name||Summer||Winter||passing|
|Little Egret||Egretta garzetta||x|
|Marsh Harrier||Circus aeruginosus||x||x|
|Hen Harrier||Circus cyaneus||x|
|Montagu's Harrier||Circus pygargus||x|
|Common Crane||Grus grus||x|
|Pied Avocet||Recurvirostra avosetta||x|
|Black-tailed Godwit||Limosa limosa||x||x|
|Common Redshank||Tringa totanus||x||x|
|Black-headed Gull||Larus ridibundus||x|
|Audouin's Gull||Larus audouinii||x|
|Lesser Black-backed Gull||Larus fuscus||x|
|Gull-billed Tern||Sterna nilotica||x|
|Common Tern||Sterna hirundo||x||x|
|European Reed Warbler||Acrocephalus scirpaceus||x|
|Great Reed Warbler||Acrocephalus arundinaceus||x|
|Common Reed Bunting||Emberiza schoeniclus||x|