Barranco del Río Dulce Nature Reserve

Barranco del Río Dulce Nature Reserve
 

Overview
The Barranco del Rio Dulce Nature Reserve is situated in the northern area of the province of Guadalajara, on the westernmost outskirts of the Iberian Mountain System. The protected area covers 8,348ha and consists of a gorge which has been carved out by the river Dulce. Erosion of the limestone rocks has left stunning and diverse shapes, including shelters, rock forms with the shape of a boat's bow, stone arches, crags, mushrooms and pinnacles.

Animals/Birds
The Barranco del Rio Dulce Nature Reserve is home to vultures, griffon vultures, golden eagles, peregrine falcon, woodpeckers, heron, mallard, kingfisher and many other birds. Mammals include, wild boar, wildcat, martens, badgers, shrews, foxes, otters and deer.

Plants
Vegetation growing here includes, holm oaks, Portuguese oaks, small areas of Spanish junipers, thorny Broom, buckthorn, common Lavender and thyme. Growing along the banks of the River Dulce is predominantly willow and poplar.

 

 
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