In the urban areas you can see White Storks, Spanish Sparrows, swallows, swifts and Barn Owls. Olive groves are the favourite places of Nightjar and Scops Owl. Ruined buildings are important places for Lesser Kestrels. When you stay overnight in one of the villages you may enjoy an after dinner walk, surrounded by birdsong wherever you go.

Birds you may expect to see:

English name Scientific name Summer Winter passing
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea x x  
White Stork Ciconia ciconia x x  
Black Kite Milvus migrans x    
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni x    
Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus x x  
Barn Owl Tyto alba x x  
European Scops Owl Otus scops x    
Little Owl Athene noctua x x  
Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus x    
Alpine Swift Apus melba x    
Common Swift Apus apus x    
Pallid Swift Apus pallidus x    
White-rumped Swift Apus caffer x    
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica x    
Common House Martin Delichon urbicum x    
Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea x x  
White Wagtail Motacilla alba spec x x  
Winter Wren Troglodytes troglodytes x x  
European Robin Erithacus rubecula x x  
Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros x x  
Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus x    
Common Blackbird Turdus merula x x  
Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla x x  
Garden Warbler Sylvia borin     x
Common Whitethroat Sylvia communis     x
Blue Tit Parus caeruleus x x  
Great Tit Parus major x x  
Common Magpie Pica pica x x  
Jackdaw Corvus monedula x x  
Carrion Crow Corvus corone x x  
Starling Sturnus vulgaris   x  
Spotless Starling Sturnus unicolor x x  
House Sparrow Passer domesticus x x  
Spanish Sparrow Passer hispaniolensis x x  
Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs x x