Lagunas de Campillos Natural Reserve

Sierras Subbéticas Natural Park

The Lagunas de Campillos Natural Reserve is home to the lakes  Dulce (the largest), Salada, Camuñas, Capacete, Cerero and Redonda. These lakes are seasonal saltwater lakes and play an important part in providing refuge and feeding areas for migrating and resident birds.

Common birds seen here include redshanks, little stints and ringed and Kentish plovers.  Flamingos often visit for feeding along with mallard, wigeon, shoveler, white-headed duck and red-crested pochard, which all use the area during winter.  Migration periods mean the area is visited by green sandpipers, meadow pipits, snipe and garganey.  The reserve is home to a wide variety of reptiles including lizards, viper snakes.  As well as being home to weasels, water rats, rabbits, hares and foxes.

The predominant vegetation around the lakes is reedbeds, reedmace and rushes. Away from the shores you’ll find olive groves and Mediterranean scrubland.


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