THE BARROCAL BIRDS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
Spring is the richest and most active season, as it coincides with the bird’s reproductive period and with the return of many bird species from its winter journey in Africa. In Spring it is easy to find many bird species as they spend their time singing, defining their territories, in mating rituals, building nests and looking for food. Summer is a more subtle activity period, when the reproductive period is ending, and the offspring are about to leave their nests. Here its best to observe birds during sun rise and early morning. August, September and October correspond to the pre-autumn period when many birds start their migration movements towards Africa. With some dedication, one can observe the passage of unusual birds, or in large numbers. During Autumn and Winter, the Barrocal hosts a series of wintering species, that find here their refuge and food, escaping from the northern Europe harsh winter.