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On this page you will find all of the information provided by the Society about bird sites in the Province of Granada.
Click on one of the items below to get more information.
List of Bird Sites
Clicking on a highlighted Site Name will open a Site Description and clicking on its highlighted map reference will open a location map.  A Google Map showing the location of all of the listed bird sites is also shown below.
 Site Name  10x10km grid  Map Reference  Altitude (Low/High)  Habitats
Cabo de Sacratif  GR131 36°41' 41.72"N 3°28' 10.39"W 35/65 Coast, Scrub
Capilieira GR110 36°57' 40.37"N 3°21' 31.14"W 1450/1450 Interior Rocky Terrain, Woodland, Scrub
Charca de Suaréz GR131 36°43' 29.18"N 3°32' 26.67"W 0/0 Interior Wetland, Scrub
Embalse de Alhama GR105 36°59' 03.94"N 3°59' 05.01"W 883/883 Interior Wetland, Woodland
Embalse de Cacín    GR94 37°05' 39.12"N 3°55' 58.89"W 674/674 Interior Wetland, Farmland, Woodland
Hoya de Baza GR25, 37 37°33' 13.02"N 2°43' 56.89"W 680/800 Interior Wetland & Rocky Terrain, Farmland, Scrub
Hoya de Guadix GR45, 46, 60, 61 37°22'02.68"N 3°04'28.85"W 800/1250 Interior Wetland & Rocky Terrain, Farmland, Scrub
Loja Quarry GR80 37°09' 15.28"N 4°09' 11.33"W 1150/1520 Scrub, Woodland, Interior Rocky Interior
Motril Port GR131 36°43' 15.68"N 3°31' 18.64"W 0/0 Coast
Puerto de la Ragua GR102 37°06' 49.96"N 3°01' 45.37"W 2050/2200 Interior Rocky Terrain, Woodland
Sierra de Baza GR48,62,63,76,77, 78 37°23' 02.89"N 2°50' 16.46"W  1170/2100 Interior Rocky Terrain, Woodland, Scrub
Sierra de Castril GR7,12,13 37°50'46.11"N; 2°46'26.72"W 900/1800 Interior Rocky Terrain & Wetland, Woodland, Scrub
Sierra de Huétor GR71,72 37°16' 24.02"N 3°29' 28.73"W 1000/1500 Interior Rocky Terrain, Woodland
Sierra de Loja GR80,92,93 37°04' 03.93"N 4°08' 36.73"W 1150/1520 Scrub, Interior Rocky Interior
Sierra Nevada GR99 37°05' 42.37"N 3°24' 01.81"W 2306/3440 Interior Rocky Terrain
Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara & Alhama GR113,114,115,116 36°54' 01.00"N 3°54' 49.00"W 1000/1600 Interior Rocky Terrain, Woodland, Scrub
Trevélez GR111 36°00' 06.21"N 3°15' 58.21"W 1519/1519 Interior Rocky Terrain, Woodland, Scrub
Upper Cacin Valley  GR82 37°08' 24.65"N 3°55' 20.43"W 740/750 Farmland

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Climate & Habitat
The province of Granada has an area of 12,531 square kilometres with only 102 km of coast.  Granada province has rich climatic and geographical variations , from the vegetation found in the mountainous Sierra Nevada to its tropical coast, where winter temperatures can reach 20C, whereas in some villages of the Sierra Nevada the temperature can sink to 10C below zero.  The Sierra Nevada peaks can be snow covered all year; they reach their maximum altitude in Mulhacen (3,481 m), which is the highest mountain in mainland Spain.
The province has a mean altitude of 662m above sea level, which indicates just how mountainous this province is.  It has an average temperature of  15C, 250 sunny days per year and an annual rainfall of 61.7 cm.  The mean annual temperature is 14C, with a recorded maximum of 40C and a minimum of minus 10C. Rain is heaviest in November, March and April and the most stable temperatures are during spring and autumn.
All habitats exist in Granada but they are dominated by interior rocky terrain and scrub.
Natural Protected Areas
Granada Province has the following protected natural areas:
National Parks
Parque Nacional Sierra Nevada
Natural Parks
Parque Natural de la Sierra de Castril, Parque Natural Sierra de Nevada, Parque Natural Sierra de Baza, Parque Natural Sierra de Heutor and Parque Natural Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara y Alhama.
Grid Map
The data for every sighting that is recorded, is linked to a 10x10km grid.  The map below shows enough detail to allow members to determine in which grid they have sighted their birds.  If more detail is required the Centro Nacional de Imformación Geográfica has produced maps of the provinces of Andalucia on a scale of 1:200,000, which also show the 10x10km grid.  They can be purchased from most large book stores.
Click on the map to obtain an enlarged view or if you prefer click here for a (downloadable) Pdf file

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