The Sierra De Crevillente

Crevillente Canyon by Mary Brazier

To try and develop a site guide to this long and complex range is not likely to meet with success. The best that can be said is that the range acts as something of a guideline for migrating birds, especially raptors, as they head north or south on their annual travels.

The Sierra is also home to Rock Sparrow, Roller and, under the canal bridges, several pairs of Red rumped Swallows.

Various pairs of Eagle Owl are to be found by insomniacs, as are Little and Scops Owls in some valleys. Bee eater, Black eared Wheatear, Black Wheatear, Blue Rock Thrush, Crag Martin and Alpine Swift all breed.

Recent colonising attempts by parties of Red billed Chough may have met with success. The energetic walker may well find something new in this largely under-watched area.