When we speak of Huelva, the vast majority of people associate this beautiful land only with the coast or the Donana National Park. However Huelva, has spaces of extraordinary rich fauna either on its coast or inland. We propose several routes both on the coast and inland that part of its natural wealth, will be a pleasure for the senses go their pastures, chestnut, pine or oak forests of this area and its many unique places.
LAND OF VULTURES
The Natural Park Aracena and Picos de Aroche with its 186,827 hectares, is a paradise that brings a rich ecosystem and diverse, with large forests of species such as oaks, pine, poplar, chestnut grades and eucalyptus as species major, regarding wildlife have been cited 216 species of vertebrates, without invertebrate fauna, unquantified yet. Of these species, 14 are fish, 10 amphibians, 18 reptiles, 130 birds and 44 mammals.
It is easy to spot species such as black Milano, Kite, jays, rabilargo, Short-toed Eagle, Booted Eagle and many vultures perched in oaks (especially the eventide providing stunning images).
Odiel Marshes and lagoons
Biosphere Reserve since the 80s and declared SPAs (Special Zone Protection of Birds) in '87, the Natural Park of the marshes of the river Odiel, is a complex of tidal lagoons, estuaries and channels that cover almost completely during the high tide. They have maintained a delicate balance between unbridled industrialization of their environment and protectionist efforts ornithologists. Odiel Marshes collected (depending on what dates), an important number of birds and has one of the largest colonies of European breeding spoonbills, an endangered species.
Besides: loons, cormorants, flamingos, various species of gulls and shorebirds such as sandpipers, curlews and black-winged stilts, horned owl, crested coot, heron, bee-eater, kestrel. There are also 30 copies of wintering Ospreys during several seasons take out their brood in this area although not very prolific in offspring.
There are places on Earth of a singular, wild, strange, even brutal beauty. Red River basin in the Andévalo (Huelva-Spain) is one of those places.
A bleak and desolate space changed over hundreds of years by the hand of man where nature is extreme, where life has stopped, but where the beauty of its colors creates a dream world, almost unreal, impossible colors which make this space a unique place in the world.
NASA studied for its apparent similarity to the Red Planet and no wonder. often we traveled to this inhospitable space of a brutally strange beauty that never disappoints.