Field Meeting – Huétor Fields, Cacín Valley – 20th November 2021

Date/Time
Date(s) - 20/11/2021
9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Location
Hotel Cortijo de Tajar

Categories


Event: Huétor Fields (possibly) and Cacín Valley, Granada Province.

Date: 20th of Nov 2021

Meeting Point:
Hotel Cortijo de Tajar, Exit 203 off the A92. Leave the motorway and follow towards Huétor Tajar and Hotel is on the left just before first roundabout.

Start time: 09.30

Leader for the day:  Mick Richardson. Mick runs Granada Wildlife.

Information about the meeting:
We will start from the hotel and if the hunter numbers are low enough (I will check before coming to the meeting point) we will look for the Little Bustards and a few other bits on Huétor Fields before heading out to the fields near Moraleda looking for Black-bellied Sandgrouse. We will continue down the Valley checking Pine and Mixed Woodlands along the Rio Cacín and then we will check the Contra-embalse. Later we will climb up to the Cacín Ridge looking for Raptors and then circle back towards Moraleda looking for other species on the way.

Accommodation in the area:
Hotel Cortijo de Tajar, www.cortijodetajar.com

Clothing and food:
Warm clothing but layers as it can warm up. Packed lunches as don’t want waste 2 hours eating at a bar, we will stop for a coffee on the way around if people wish.

Possible birds:
Little Bustard, Black-bellied Sandgrouse, Iberian Magpie, Iberian Grey Shrike, Golden Eagle, Bonelli’s Eagle, Marsh Harrier, Water Rail, Calandra Lark, Thekla Lark, Water Pipit, Reed Bunting, Bluethroat, Black Wheatear, Blue Rock Thrush, Little Owl and Eagle Owl + Others.

Other sites in the area for those staying overnight:
Sierra de Loja.

Note:
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.

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