Whilst Andalucia has many forms of wildlife, it is the wide selection of birds that attracts many naturalists to the area. There are over 82 species of birds in the El Torcal reserve alone - these include Golden Eagles, Bonellis' Eagles, Griffon Vultures, Eagle Owls, Kestrels and Kites.

The hills around Cortijo La Solana all have their own bird communities which include many types of raptor, larks, finches, bee eaters, corn buntings, stonechats, rollers, partridge and the beautiful Golden Oriole. Take a walk along our track and try to spot the elusive Hoopoe.

Venturing further afield, if you head up to the salt lakes of Fuente de Piedra during the Spring and Summer months you will be able to see up to 40,000 Greater Flamingoes - Europe's only inland breeding colony of these birds, and a truly spectacular sight. With all these opportunities on our doorstep, Cortijo La Solana truly is a birdwatcher's paradise.