Complejo Endorreico de El Puerto de Santa María Natural Reserve

Sierras Subbéticas Natural Park

This Natural Reserve near El Puerto de Santa María is three freshwater lakes: Salada, Chica and Juncosa. They are fed by rainwater, which means that they are prone to dry out during times of drought. It provides an important water source to many birds during summer and the winter migration.

Marbled and white-headed ducks and Garganey are found here.  Along with avocets, black winged stilts and collared red-crested pochards.

Reeds and rushes as well as tamarisk are common around the lake shores.  Wild olive trees, dwarf fan palms and lentisc are some of the plants surrounding the lakes.


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