Utrera Natural Reserve

Sierras Subbéticas Natural Park

Utrera Natural Reserve consists of three saltwater lakes which covers a total protected area of 1,161ha. Laguna de Zarracatín (which is the largest), Laguna Arjona and Laguna Alcaparrosa provide an alternative habitat for birds in the nearby Guadalquivir delta.  

As the lakes are all seasonal, it is best to visit in winter or spring and not during times of drought.

The most common birds seen here, particularly during the winter months, are coots, mallards, shovelers, wigeons and pochards. Other birds are little grebes, white-headed ducks, purple gallinules, flamingos, purple herons, cattle egrets and little egrets.

The vegetation around the lakes is predominantly reedbeds, rushes, tamarisk and glasswort.


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