00o00´/00o00´ ha, m Steppe, farmland and orchards with river and lake micro-habitats
Birding Site Guide
This dry steppe area is threatened due to irrigation, intensive farming and over-grazing and some of its birds have been added to Europe's red list of endangered species such as Little Bustard, Stone-curlew and Pin-tailed Sandgrouse. Roller and Southern Grey Shrike, can be found in orchards as well as their natural habitat.
The riparian copses hold Golden Oriole, Red-necked Nightjar, Penduline Tit, Great Spotted Cuckoo and possibly even Lesser Grey Shrike.
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The list gives only the main species to look for here there are many commoner species not included.
White Stork, Honey Buzzard, Black Kite, Red Kite, Egyptian Vulture, Griffon Vulture, Short-toed Eagle, Montagu’s Harrier, Goshawk, Golden Eagle, Booted Eagle, Bonelli’s Eagle, Osprey, Red-footed Falcon, Lesser Kestrel, Quail, Common Crane, Little Bustard, Stone Curlew, Dotterel, Black-bellied Sandgrouse, Pin-tailed Sandgrouse, Great Spotted Cuckoo, Scops Owl, Nightjar, Red-necked Nightjar, Bee-eater, Roller, Hoopoe, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Dupont’s Lark, Calandra Lark, Short-toed Lark, Lesser short-toed Lark, Crested Lark, Thekla Lark, Red-rumped Swallow, Tawny Pipit, Spanish Wagtail , Blue-headed Wagtail, ‘superciliaris’ Wagtail, Black-eared Wheatear, Black Wheatear, Blue Rock Thrush, Dartford Warbler, Subalpine Warbler, Sardinian Warbler, Bonelli’s Warbler, Pied Flycatcher, Short-toed Treecreeper, Penduline Tit, Golden Oriole, Lesser Grey Shrike, Southern Grey Shrike, Woodchat Shrike, Red-billed Chough, Raven, Spotless Starling, Rock Sparrow, Serin, Cirl Bunting, Rock Bunting, Ortolan Bunting.