The ornithological importance of Alange
Due to its location and surroundings, Alange is the ideal place for lovers of ornithology to enjoy a unique experience.
After the conclusion of our “1st Alange Swifts Festival”, and overwhelmed by the welcome and support given to us by all the attendees, we want to introduce you to all the opportunities offered by our beloved region.
Thanks to the diversity of features in Alange’s surroundings, such as our reservoir, the river Matachel, and the flora (such as the different types of orchids and lilies), enjoying a pleasant stroll by signing up for an organized tour in search of birds to watch is a great choice when you’re looking for a new way to enjoy nature.
Now on the castle hill you can easily see Eagle Owl, Black Wheatear, Bonelli’s Eagle, Thekla Lark, Blue Rock Thrush and Alpine Swift or Swift Cafre Moro, among others. Near the reservoir we enjoy the presence of Mallard, Grey Heron, Kingfishers, Shovelers, Common Teal, Cormorants, Common Geese and a long list of water birds like the Common Crane. Walking through our streets and looking up at the sky, enjoy the sight of white storks, swallows and owls that inhabit the urban environment. To all this we must add that, according to the season, we find specimens of Golden Eagle, Griffon Vulture, Montagu’s Harrier, Vulture, Sison, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Black Redstart, Bunting, Red Kite, etc.. In addition, here in Alange we enjoy the presence of one of the few Spanish colonies of Cormorant.
In total, between wetlands and cliffs, the plains and the steeper sites, we have in our region over 230 different species of birds that make this an ornithological paradise for the senses. Additionally, Alange is the only Spanish Town where you can see, all at once, the five species of Iberian swifts that we have on the peninsula.
A good reference, when it comes to fully understanding all the ornithological possibilities Alange offers, can be found in the website of Onaga Ambiental (Onaga Environmental) where we provide information on many walks of different types and durations. Also, if you are interested in getting to know everything we’ve told you about much better and you live nearby, we invite you click on this link where you can access different packs (either individual or for couples), where without doubt you’ll find one that suits you.
Finally, what you can not miss is the new portal called Lonely Birder Birds, a website recently created where you will want for nothing about the world of ornithology and which, is slowly growing and filling a significant gap on the web, since Lonely Birder is directly focused on resources for birdwatchers, with all kinds of necessary information about where to eat, sleep, and buy local products.