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Andalucía Nature Trips, your best guide in Huelva province

The Natural Heritage of huelva province is amongst the richest, and Punta Umbria is situated close to different Protected Natural Spaces, emblematic places of the landscapes of Huelva province and its natural diversity.

Apr 17, 2018

Andalucía Nature Trips, your best guide in Huelva province

The Natural Heritage of huelva province is amongst the richest, and Punta Umbria is situated close to different Protected Natural Spaces, emblematic places of the landscapes of Huelva province and its natural diversity.

With no doubt, the big variety of bird species, with more than 400 different species possible to watch during a year, with lots of rare species. From the black vulture in Sierra Pelada with the main European nesting colony, to the  great and little bustards with small numbers but still possible to observe in Andévalo countryside and ocasionalmente in Doñana (little bustard), or the black stork, marbled teal, white-headed duck, ferruginous duck, ospreys, Spanish Imperial Eagle, black shouldered kite, cranes and many species of interest....

Also we have to mention the iberian lynx, with one of both main population of the most endangered cat in the world! And of course, the vegetation is part of the most diverse European flora: the Andalusian plants diversity reaches around 4500 species and represents 75 % of the Iberian diversity. In Huelva province there are above 1700 species and few f them are extremely endemic, such as species of the peat land, or also prickly Juniper  (Juniperus oxycedrus subsp. Macrocarpa),  Linaría lamarckii and Linaria tursica being part of our dunar landscapes, unic and really beautiful!

If you like nature, we recommend you to explore some of these sites to enjoy your staying on our Land:

-        Natural Reserve and Biosphere Reserve of Odiel Marshes: the closest natural reserve to your apartment shelters an impressive diversity of birds, with around 285 species you might watch through the year, and spectacular abundances.  [More...] Its extensive industrial salt marshes forms a mosaic of ecosystems with its Mediterranean forests, freshwater lagoons and also its traditional salt marshes that were abandoned, its dunes with Phoenician juniper and prickly Juniper woods, its wild beaches open to the ocean, its marshes. Part of the Biosphere Reserve has a restricted access where the conditions for our observation are exclusive and offers an exceptional birding experience. Our collaborator  Andalucia Nature Trips can guide you in the Protected Space and you will enjoy his knowledge, interpretation and birding with him: www.andalucianaturetrips.com.

-        Natural Reserve of the Enebrales (Prickly Juniper wood) and El Portil Lagoon. [More...] Few short trails through the pine woods at the exit of Punta Umbria toward El rompido go across the coastal mobile dunes where beautiful and healthy Phoenitian Juniper and Prickly Juniper woods still grow, with other dunar species. These trails lead you quickly to one of  our wild beach where you can enjoy kilometers of fine sand as far as El Portil village. At the entrance of the village there is  a lagoon with a small platform mirador from where you can watch birds on the lagoon, including sometimes ferruginous duck or white-headed duck. Also you can look for the chameleon in the white broom shrubs around the lagoon. You could find it in any coastal dunes with white broom, but in this place it is more common to see it than others... 

-        Natural Reserve of Isla Cristina and Ayamonte marshes.  Isla Cristina, former island born after the earthquake of Lisbon in 1756, shelters the most important fishing float in Andalusia and the third one of Spain. The atmosphere of its fishing harbour and fish market open to the public during the afternoon gets you in its soul. The alchemy of the salt-pan who keep working according to traditional methods give values to the natural and cultural heritage and its white gold gets a quality “extra”. [More...] These marshlands with an intense network of channels, where old traditional salt-pans and fish farms shelter a big diversity of birds with lots of species you can see closely. Auduin gull, slender bill gull, Caspian tern, osprey, flamingo, spoonbill, marsh harrier, montagu's harrier, bee eater, purple heron, collared pratincole, avocet, little tern, all type of waders... are only few of the species you can see there. 

-        Natural Protected Space of Doñana: without any doubt, the natural protected space more emblematic of our Land! With its 2 emblematic species: the Spanish imperial eagle, one of the bird of prey more threatened in the world, and the most endangered cat in the world, the iberian lynx!! [More...] Its huge extension covers a territory of 110 000 ha in 3 provinces (Huelva, Seville and Cádiz) between the Natural Park and the National Park, elder names still used nowadays. Its unic landscapes from the Natural Monument of the Cliffs of the Asperillo (the biggest sandy cliffs in Europe!), its native forest, or its wetlands full of birds with more than 350 species that we can see through the year, will amaze us. Also the peculiar Far west type of atmosphere of the village of El Rocio with its sandy street easier to go around horse-riding than driving a car, along the Mother wetland. 

-        The countryside of Andévalo and Sierra Pelada, kingdom of the black vulture above the steps with great bustards! [More...] This countryside where the classic intensive agriculture of cereals mix with the traditional agriculture (olive trees, wood pasture...) offers a different birding experience. Although the diversity of species that we can see used to be more reduced than on coastal areas, these species deserve special interests... One of the main colony of lesser kestrels in the fortification of Niebla, black shouldered kite, snake short-toed eagle or botted eagle, Spanish sparrow, corn bunting, calandra lark, marsh harrier, montagu's harrier, cranes in winter, great spotted cuckoo, bee eaters in spring... And although we do not like bull fighting, it is impressive to see bulls in a traditional wood pasture. In the Occidental part, we might still see great and little bustard, stone curlew and ganga in the steparian habitats around orange groves. While we drive up toward the mountain range of Sierra Pelada, our chance to see griffon and black vultures with the main nesting European population increase, and also blue rock thrush, rock bunting, alpine accentor and ring ouzel in winter, black stork, golden eagle, chough, subalpine warbler...

-        Mountain Range of Sierra of Aracena and Pico de Aroche. The mountainous landscapes around the white villages conserve an interesting diversity and traditional activities. [More...] In the cork tree or Holm oaks wood pastures, the black iberian pigs wander around looking for acorns, which will give the unic taste of our hams. The chestnut forest in the highest part of the mountain range provide resources for part of the local population, making good quality products. The crystalline waters of rivers and streams run between rocks with the bird singing around, and otters and dippers hiding. Lots of warblers appreciate these landscapes such as redstar, nuthatch... and also black stork, lesser spotted woodpeckers... 

Our collaborator Andalusia Nature Trips (www.andalucianaturetrips.com ), expert nature and bird guides, propose guided trips, as much for groups as private trips, in all these Natural Protected Space and other areas. Guided by its professional and nature lovers, you will find out the bird diversity, but also the rich natural and cultural heritage.

The Natural Heritage of huelva province is amongst the richest, and Punta Umbria is situated close to different Protected Natural Spaces, emblematic places of the landscapes of Huelva province and its natural diversity.

With no doubt, the big variety of bird species, with more than 400 different species possible to watch during a year, with lots of rare species. From the black vulture in Sierra Pelada with the main European nesting colony, to the  great and little bustards with small numbers but still possible to observe in Andévalo countryside and ocasionalmente in Doñana (little bustard), or the black stork, marbled teal, white-headed duck, ferruginous duck, ospreys, Spanish Imperial Eagle, black shouldered kite, cranes and many species of interest....

Also we have to mention the iberian lynx, with one of both main population of the most endangered cat in the world! And of course, the vegetation is part of the most diverse European flora: the Andalusian plants diversity reaches around 4500 species and represents 75 % of the Iberian diversity. In Huelva province there are above 1700 species and few f them are extremely endemic, such as species of the peat land, or also prickly Juniper  (Juniperus oxycedrus subsp. Macrocarpa),  Linaría lamarckii and Linaria tursica being part of our dunar landscapes, unic and really beautiful!

If you like nature, we recommend you to explore some of these sites to enjoy your staying on our Land:

-        Natural Reserve and Biosphere Reserve of Odiel Marshes: the closest natural reserve to your apartment shelters an impressive diversity of birds, with around 285 species you might watch through the year, and spectacular abundances.  [More...] Its extensive industrial salt marshes forms a mosaic of ecosystems with its Mediterranean forests, freshwater lagoons and also its traditional salt marshes that were abandoned, its dunes with Phoenician juniper and prickly Juniper woods, its wild beaches open to the ocean, its marshes. Part of the Biosphere Reserve has a restricted access where the conditions for our observation are exclusive and offers an exceptional birding experience. Our collaborator  Andalucia Nature Trips can guide you in the Protected Space and you will enjoy his knowledge, interpretation and birding with him: www.andalucianaturetrips.com.

-        Natural Reserve of the Enebrales (Prickly Juniper wood) and El Portil Lagoon. [More...] Few short trails through the pine woods at the exit of Punta Umbria toward El rompido go across the coastal mobile dunes where beautiful and healthy Phoenitian Juniper and Prickly Juniper woods still grow, with other dunar species. These trails lead you quickly to one of  our wild beach where you can enjoy kilometers of fine sand as far as El Portil village. At the entrance of the village there is  a lagoon with a small platform mirador from where you can watch birds on the lagoon, including sometimes ferruginous duck or white-headed duck. Also you can look for the chameleon in the white broom shrubs around the lagoon. You could find it in any coastal dunes with white broom, but in this place it is more common to see it than others... 

-        Natural Reserve of Isla Cristina and Ayamonte marshes.  Isla Cristina, former island born after the earthquake of Lisbon in 1756, shelters the most important fishing float in Andalusia and the third one of Spain. The atmosphere of its fishing harbour and fish market open to the public during the afternoon gets you in its soul. The alchemy of the salt-pan who keep working according to traditional methods give values to the natural and cultural heritage and its white gold gets a quality “extra”. [More...] These marshlands with an intense network of channels, where old traditional salt-pans and fish farms shelter a big diversity of birds with lots of species you can see closely. Auduin gull, slender bill gull, Caspian tern, osprey, flamingo, spoonbill, marsh harrier, montagu's harrier, bee eater, purple heron, collared pratincole, avocet, little tern, all type of waders... are only few of the species you can see there. 

-        Natural Protected Space of Doñana: without any doubt, the natural protected space more emblematic of our Land! With its 2 emblematic species: the Spanish imperial eagle, one of the bird of prey more threatened in the world, and the most endangered cat in the world, the iberian lynx!! [More...] Its huge extension covers a territory of 110 000 ha in 3 provinces (Huelva, Seville and Cádiz) between the Natural Park and the National Park, elder names still used nowadays. Its unic landscapes from the Natural Monument of the Cliffs of the Asperillo (the biggest sandy cliffs in Europe!), its native forest, or its wetlands full of birds with more than 350 species that we can see through the year, will amaze us. Also the peculiar Far west type of atmosphere of the village of El Rocio with its sandy street easier to go around horse-riding than driving a car, along the Mother wetland. 

-        The countryside of Andévalo and Sierra Pelada, kingdom of the black vulture above the steps with great bustards! [More...] This countryside where the classic intensive agriculture of cereals mix with the traditional agriculture (olive trees, wood pasture...) offers a different birding experience. Although the diversity of species that we can see used to be more reduced than on coastal areas, these species deserve special interests... One of the main colony of lesser kestrels in the fortification of Niebla, black shouldered kite, snake short-toed eagle or botted eagle, Spanish sparrow, corn bunting, calandra lark, marsh harrier, montagu's harrier, cranes in winter, great spotted cuckoo, bee eaters in spring... And although we do not like bull fighting, it is impressive to see bulls in a traditional wood pasture. In the Occidental part, we might still see great and little bustard, stone curlew and ganga in the steparian habitats around orange groves. While we drive up toward the mountain range of Sierra Pelada, our chance to see griffon and black vultures with the main nesting European population increase, and also blue rock thrush, rock bunting, alpine accentor and ring ouzel in winter, black stork, golden eagle, chough, subalpine warbler...

-        Mountain Range of Sierra of Aracena and Pico de Aroche. The mountainous landscapes around the white villages conserve an interesting diversity and traditional activities. [More...] In the cork tree or Holm oaks wood pastures, the black iberian pigs wander around looking for acorns, which will give the unic taste of our hams. The chestnut forest in the highest part of the mountain range provide resources for part of the local population, making good quality products. The crystalline waters of rivers and streams run between rocks with the bird singing around, and otters and dippers hiding. Lots of warblers appreciate these landscapes such as redstar, nuthatch... and also black stork, lesser spotted woodpeckers... 

Our collaborator Andalusia Nature Trips (www.andalucianaturetrips.com ), expert nature and bird guides, propose guided trips, as much for groups as private trips, in all these Natural Protected Space and other areas. Guided by its professional and nature lovers, you will find out the bird diversity, but also the rich natural and cultural heritage.

The Natural Heritage of huelva province is amongst the richest, and Punta Umbria is situated close to different Protected Natural Spaces, emblematic places of the landscapes of Huelva province and its natural diversity.

With no doubt, the big variety of bird species, with more than 400 different species possible to watch during a year, with lots of rare species. From the black vulture in Sierra Pelada with the main European nesting colony, to the  great and little bustards with small numbers but still possible to observe in Andévalo countryside and ocasionalmente in Doñana (little bustard), or the black stork, marbled teal, white-headed duck, ferruginous duck, ospreys, Spanish Imperial Eagle, black shouldered kite, cranes and many species of interest....

Also we have to mention the iberian lynx, with one of both main population of the most endangered cat in the world! And of course, the vegetation is part of the most diverse European flora: the Andalusian plants diversity reaches around 4500 species and represents 75 % of the Iberian diversity. In Huelva province there are above 1700 species and few f them are extremely endemic, such as species of the peat land, or also prickly Juniper  (Juniperus oxycedrus subsp. Macrocarpa),  Linaría lamarckii and Linaria tursica being part of our dunar landscapes, unic and really beautiful!

If you like nature, we recommend you to explore some of these sites to enjoy your staying on our Land:

-        Natural Reserve and Biosphere Reserve of Odiel Marshes: the closest natural reserve to your apartment shelters an impressive diversity of birds, with around 285 species you might watch through the year, and spectacular abundances.  [More...] Its extensive industrial salt marshes forms a mosaic of ecosystems with its Mediterranean forests, freshwater lagoons and also its traditional salt marshes that were abandoned, its dunes with Phoenician juniper and prickly Juniper woods, its wild beaches open to the ocean, its marshes. Part of the Biosphere Reserve has a restricted access where the conditions for our observation are exclusive and offers an exceptional birding experience. Our collaborator  Andalucia Nature Trips can guide you in the Protected Space and you will enjoy his knowledge, interpretation and birding with him: www.andalucianaturetrips.com.

-        Natural Reserve of the Enebrales (Prickly Juniper wood) and El Portil Lagoon. [More...] Few short trails through the pine woods at the exit of Punta Umbria toward El rompido go across the coastal mobile dunes where beautiful and healthy Phoenitian Juniper and Prickly Juniper woods still grow, with other dunar species. These trails lead you quickly to one of  our wild beach where you can enjoy kilometers of fine sand as far as El Portil village. At the entrance of the village there is  a lagoon with a small platform mirador from where you can watch birds on the lagoon, including sometimes ferruginous duck or white-headed duck. Also you can look for the chameleon in the white broom shrubs around the lagoon. You could find it in any coastal dunes with white broom, but in this place it is more common to see it than others... 

-        Natural Reserve of Isla Cristina and Ayamonte marshes.  Isla Cristina, former island born after the earthquake of Lisbon in 1756, shelters the most important fishing float in Andalusia and the third one of Spain. The atmosphere of its fishing harbour and fish market open to the public during the afternoon gets you in its soul. The alchemy of the salt-pan who keep working according to traditional methods give values to the natural and cultural heritage and its white gold gets a quality “extra”. [More...] These marshlands with an intense network of channels, where old traditional salt-pans and fish farms shelter a big diversity of birds with lots of species you can see closely. Auduin gull, slender bill gull, Caspian tern, osprey, flamingo, spoonbill, marsh harrier, montagu's harrier, bee eater, purple heron, collared pratincole, avocet, little tern, all type of waders... are only few of the species you can see there. 

-        Natural Protected Space of Doñana: without any doubt, the natural protected space more emblematic of our Land! With its 2 emblematic species: the Spanish imperial eagle, one of the bird of prey more threatened in the world, and the most endangered cat in the world, the iberian lynx!! [More...] Its huge extension covers a territory of 110 000 ha in 3 provinces (Huelva, Seville and Cádiz) between the Natural Park and the National Park, elder names still used nowadays. Its unic landscapes from the Natural Monument of the Cliffs of the Asperillo (the biggest sandy cliffs in Europe!), its native forest, or its wetlands full of birds with more than 350 species that we can see through the year, will amaze us. Also the peculiar Far west type of atmosphere of the village of El Rocio with its sandy street easier to go around horse-riding than driving a car, along the Mother wetland. 

-        The countryside of Andévalo and Sierra Pelada, kingdom of the black vulture above the steps with great bustards! [More...] This countryside where the classic intensive agriculture of cereals mix with the traditional agriculture (olive trees, wood pasture...) offers a different birding experience. Although the diversity of species that we can see used to be more reduced than on coastal areas, these species deserve special interests... One of the main colony of lesser kestrels in the fortification of Niebla, black shouldered kite, snake short-toed eagle or botted eagle, Spanish sparrow, corn bunting, calandra lark, marsh harrier, montagu's harrier, cranes in winter, great spotted cuckoo, bee eaters in spring... And although we do not like bull fighting, it is impressive to see bulls in a traditional wood pasture. In the Occidental part, we might still see great and little bustard, stone curlew and ganga in the steparian habitats around orange groves. While we drive up toward the mountain range of Sierra Pelada, our chance to see griffon and black vultures with the main nesting European population increase, and also blue rock thrush, rock bunting, alpine accentor and ring ouzel in winter, black stork, golden eagle, chough, subalpine warbler...

-        Mountain Range of Sierra of Aracena and Pico de Aroche. The mountainous landscapes around the white villages conserve an interesting diversity and traditional activities. [More...] In the cork tree or Holm oaks wood pastures, the black iberian pigs wander around looking for acorns, which will give the unic taste of our hams. The chestnut forest in the highest part of the mountain range provide resources for part of the local population, making good quality products. The crystalline waters of rivers and streams run between rocks with the bird singing around, and otters and dippers hiding. Lots of warblers appreciate these landscapes such as redstar, nuthatch... and also black stork, lesser spotted woodpeckers... 

Our collaborator Andalusia Nature Trips (www.andalucianaturetrips.com ), expert nature and bird guides, propose guided trips, as much for groups as private trips, in all these Natural Protected Space and other areas. Guided by its professional and nature lovers, you will find out the bird diversity, but also the rich natural and cultural heritage.

The Natural Heritage of huelva province is amongst the richest, and Punta Umbria is situated close to different Protected Natural Spaces, emblematic places of the landscapes of Huelva province and its natural diversity.

With no doubt, the big variety of bird species, with more than 400 different species possible to watch during a year, with lots of rare species. From the black vulture in Sierra Pelada with the main European nesting colony, to the  great and little bustards with small numbers but still possible to observe in Andévalo countryside and ocasionalmente in Doñana (little bustard), or the black stork, marbled teal, white-headed duck, ferruginous duck, ospreys, Spanish Imperial Eagle, black shouldered kite, cranes and many species of interest....

Also we have to mention the iberian lynx, with one of both main population of the most endangered cat in the world! And of course, the vegetation is part of the most diverse European flora: the Andalusian plants diversity reaches around 4500 species and represents 75 % of the Iberian diversity. In Huelva province there are above 1700 species and few f them are extremely endemic, such as species of the peat land, or also prickly Juniper  (Juniperus oxycedrus subsp. Macrocarpa),  Linaría lamarckii and Linaria tursica being part of our dunar landscapes, unic and really beautiful!

If you like nature, we recommend you to explore some of these sites to enjoy your staying on our Land:

-        Natural Reserve and Biosphere Reserve of Odiel Marshes: the closest natural reserve to your apartment shelters an impressive diversity of birds, with around 285 species you might watch through the year, and spectacular abundances.  [More...] Its extensive industrial salt marshes forms a mosaic of ecosystems with its Mediterranean forests, freshwater lagoons and also its traditional salt marshes that were abandoned, its dunes with Phoenician juniper and prickly Juniper woods, its wild beaches open to the ocean, its marshes. Part of the Biosphere Reserve has a restricted access where the conditions for our observation are exclusive and offers an exceptional birding experience. Our collaborator  Andalucia Nature Trips can guide you in the Protected Space and you will enjoy his knowledge, interpretation and birding with him: www.andalucianaturetrips.com.

-        Natural Reserve of the Enebrales (Prickly Juniper wood) and El Portil Lagoon. [More...] Few short trails through the pine woods at the exit of Punta Umbria toward El rompido go across the coastal mobile dunes where beautiful and healthy Phoenitian Juniper and Prickly Juniper woods still grow, with other dunar species. These trails lead you quickly to one of  our wild beach where you can enjoy kilometers of fine sand as far as El Portil village. At the entrance of the village there is  a lagoon with a small platform mirador from where you can watch birds on the lagoon, including sometimes ferruginous duck or white-headed duck. Also you can look for the chameleon in the white broom shrubs around the lagoon. You could find it in any coastal dunes with white broom, but in this place it is more common to see it than others... 

-        Natural Reserve of Isla Cristina and Ayamonte marshes.  Isla Cristina, former island born after the earthquake of Lisbon in 1756, shelters the most important fishing float in Andalusia and the third one of Spain. The atmosphere of its fishing harbour and fish market open to the public during the afternoon gets you in its soul. The alchemy of the salt-pan who keep working according to traditional methods give values to the natural and cultural heritage and its white gold gets a quality “extra”. [More...] These marshlands with an intense network of channels, where old traditional salt-pans and fish farms shelter a big diversity of birds with lots of species you can see closely. Auduin gull, slender bill gull, Caspian tern, osprey, flamingo, spoonbill, marsh harrier, montagu's harrier, bee eater, purple heron, collared pratincole, avocet, little tern, all type of waders... are only few of the species you can see there. 

-        Natural Protected Space of Doñana: without any doubt, the natural protected space more emblematic of our Land! With its 2 emblematic species: the Spanish imperial eagle, one of the bird of prey more threatened in the world, and the most endangered cat in the world, the iberian lynx!! [More...] Its huge extension covers a territory of 110 000 ha in 3 provinces (Huelva, Seville and Cádiz) between the Natural Park and the National Park, elder names still used nowadays. Its unic landscapes from the Natural Monument of the Cliffs of the Asperillo (the biggest sandy cliffs in Europe!), its native forest, or its wetlands full of birds with more than 350 species that we can see through the year, will amaze us. Also the peculiar Far west type of atmosphere of the village of El Rocio with its sandy street easier to go around horse-riding than driving a car, along the Mother wetland. 

-        The countryside of Andévalo and Sierra Pelada, kingdom of the black vulture above the steps with great bustards! [More...] This countryside where the classic intensive agriculture of cereals mix with the traditional agriculture (olive trees, wood pasture...) offers a different birding experience. Although the diversity of species that we can see used to be more reduced than on coastal areas, these species deserve special interests... One of the main colony of lesser kestrels in the fortification of Niebla, black shouldered kite, snake short-toed eagle or botted eagle, Spanish sparrow, corn bunting, calandra lark, marsh harrier, montagu's harrier, cranes in winter, great spotted cuckoo, bee eaters in spring... And although we do not like bull fighting, it is impressive to see bulls in a traditional wood pasture. In the Occidental part, we might still see great and little bustard, stone curlew and ganga in the steparian habitats around orange groves. While we drive up toward the mountain range of Sierra Pelada, our chance to see griffon and black vultures with the main nesting European population increase, and also blue rock thrush, rock bunting, alpine accentor and ring ouzel in winter, black stork, golden eagle, chough, subalpine warbler...

-        Mountain Range of Sierra of Aracena and Pico de Aroche. The mountainous landscapes around the white villages conserve an interesting diversity and traditional activities. [More...] In the cork tree or Holm oaks wood pastures, the black iberian pigs wander around looking for acorns, which will give the unic taste of our hams. The chestnut forest in the highest part of the mountain range provide resources for part of the local population, making good quality products. The crystalline waters of rivers and streams run between rocks with the bird singing around, and otters and dippers hiding. Lots of warblers appreciate these landscapes such as redstar, nuthatch... and also black stork, lesser spotted woodpeckers... 

Our collaborator Andalusia Nature Trips (www.andalucianaturetrips.com ), expert nature and bird guides, propose guided trips, as much for groups as private trips, in all these Natural Protected Space and other areas. Guided by its professional and nature lovers, you will find out the bird diversity, but also the rich natural and cultural heritage.

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