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Punta Camorro migration watchpoint

Tarifa, Cadiz, Andalusia  >  Spain

A vismig (visible migration) watchpoint for raptors during migration.

Added by James

Description

If the winds are right, there's a very good chance of seeing multiple species of migrating raptos from here.

Details

Access

Most people drive down from a turn off on the N-340 coming from Tarifa.  It's the second right coming from the town.  A road winds up and down for a couple of kilometres to reach this spot.  Once there, you can stand, sit, ot walk around a little but most people seem to stand in a fixed position to watch. 

You can also walk from a track by the shore near to Tarifa Castle at the Eastern edge of the town.

Terrain and Habitat

Sea, Scattered trees and bushes

Conditions

Rocky, Hilly

Circular trail

No

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Spring, Autumn

Best time to visit

Autumn migration, Spring migration

Route

Paved road

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot, Car

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

Extra info

Everything depends on the winds.  During Spring this spot is best in Southerlies but can also be good during other winds.  On occassion, in Westerlies, the birds will be crossing further East at Punta Carnero.

Birdingplaces Near

Cazalla Bird Migration watchpoint (best in Autumn but can be equally rewarding in Spring). 

Punta Carnero lies to the East of this point (access from the CA-224/CA-223 to the West of Algerciras. It is a similar watchpoint, although more productive during Spring Westerlies.

View birdingplaces in the area that are published on Birdingplaces.eu

Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

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