Riberas de Castronuño Natural Reserve

Riberas de Castronuño Natural Reserve
 

Overview
The Riberas de Castronuño is a natural reserve is located in the Midwestern region of the province of Valladolid, and covers the stretch of the river Duero between the localities of Tordesillas and Castronuño. Castronuño contains the Embalse de San José reservoir. The Riberas de Castronuño is a classic marsh ecosystem, which is important as a nesting and hibernating area for many water birds. The reserve covers an area of 8,400ha.

Sightseeing
The town Tordesillas has many convents, churches, palaces and hospitals.

Animals/Birds
A great number of birds, most notably, grey heron, night heron and little egret make their home here. Castronuño is also a hibernating area for a great number of mallards, shovelers, pochards and cormorants. Mammals include wolf, badger and polecats.

Plants
The Riberas de Castronuño is home to a forest formed predominantly by black poplars, willows, white poplars, ash trees and hawthorns.

 

 
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