Date(s) - 21/03/2020
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Meeting Point: Sierra de las Nieves – Car park of the Bar Restaurante El Navasillo
Ctra. Ronda a San Pedro de Alcantara, Km. 11.5, 29451 Parauta, Málaga
Leader for the day: Peter Jones
Directions: See Map attached
Accommodation in the area: Please see our affiliated members in the area under the heading MÁLAGA PROVINCE – HOTELS
Information about the meeting: We will meet at the Venta El Navasillo on the main San Pedro to Ronda road (see map). Those arriving early can grab a coffee and breakfast. From here we will enter the National Park Sierra de las Nieves and bird our way to the high car park at the Cortijo Puerto de Quejigales, also keeping an eye out for flora, especially orchid species. We will take lunch back at the Venta El Navasillo (or if you prefer bring a packed lunch). After lunch we will bird the area from the venta to Igualeja, good for raptors and a few mountain bird species.
Clothing and food: It may be cool/cold so bring suitable clothing. Lunch can be taken at the local Venta or bring a packed lunch, your choice.
Possible birds: Golden, Bonelli’s, Short-toed and Booted Eagle, Black Kite, vulture species, Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, Great-spotted and Iberian Green Woodpecker, Wryneck, Woodlark, Fieldfare, Redwing, Blue Rock Thrush, Black Wheatear, Crossbill, Hawfinch, Siskin and many other species.
1. We will ask a member to write a trip report for our experiences of the day.
2. Members can invite guests, but they must join the Society on the day for insurance purposes.