Bird spotting in Malaga

February 16, 2016 // : Susanne Cruts // IN: Wildlife

Flamincos in Desembocadura del Guadalhorce Natural Park

Bird spotting in Malaga

Susanne Cruts | February 16, 2016      Wildlife 




Málaga is a cozy, lively city. However, when you take a bike and go a little outside of the city will discover an oasis of peace. The Desembocadura del Guadalhorce Natural Park, to the west of the city of  Malaga is formed by a series of man-made lakes. These lagoons are in a place that used to be a large marsh, where the sea and the river joined up and formed marshy lands. Many birds can be found
here because it is one of the most important stopover places for coastal migratory birds in the province.

Must see
The area is very quiet. You can walk or cycle peacefully. On your way you will see a lot of viewpoints from which you can spot birds. It’s best if you bring your binoculars and your patience. If you are lucky you will spot special birds like spoonbill, black stork, terns or coots. But the most special bird you can see here is the flamingo. Besides birds you can also find other animals like rabbits, foxes, otters or chameleons.

Must experience
At the end of the nature park there is a viewpoint that looks like a beautiful, typical Spanish patio. This is the perfect spot to take a break or have a pick nick. You can look over, at this moment the only natural, beach of Málaga. Here it’s nice and peaceful. You can think of all the beautiful things you just saw before you go back to the buzzing city center.