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Tietar Valley


Travel guide

At the foot of the Sierra de Gredos in its southern side, stands a set of dehesas of Holm and Cork Oaks that make it one of the best Spanish Plains Forests. The climate is mild thus Lemon and Orange Trees are growing in gardens and orchards of the area.

From the Toledo City of Oropesa, surrounded by grassland and agricultural crops, we turn to Candeleda where Black-shouldered Kites can be seen as well as the rest of Mediterranean Raptors that hover around. You can also see Common Cranes feeding on crops of private ranches.

Between these two points we approach Navalcán Reservoir to see birds related to the aquatic environment and hopefully Osprey.Then we go to Rosarito Reservoir to observe Common Cranes when they come for night roosting. There are abundant Waterfowl, Black-headed and Lesser Black-backed Gulls.

You can see a blog with pictures of a trip to this destination at: Tietar valley


It is an area with quite benign temperatures, although by the time the trip is made we could find a cold day.


It is advisable to wear some warm and waterproof clothing.


​Low. The trip to the observation places is done in vehicle and there are no long walks.

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