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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 Huelva.
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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
Centro de La Rocina H   37°07' 43.52"N; 6°30' 06.17"W 2/2 Interior Wetland, Woodland 
El Acebuche  H 37°02' 55.17"N; 6°33' 47.73"W 36/36  Interior Wetland, Woodland 
Embalse de Beas  H 37°27' 58.89"N; 6°45' 49.52"W  122/122  Interior Wetland, Woodland 
Embalse del Candoncillo  H 37°23' 48.49"N; 6°43' 53.71"W  46/46  Interior Wetland, Woodland 
Embalse del Corumbel  H 37°26' 20.30"N; 6°33' 27.03"W  68/68  Interior Wetland, Scrub 
Embalse de los Machos  H 37°19' 06.96"N; 7°12' 30.57"W 26/26  Interior Wetland 
Embalse de Piedras  H 37°22' 39.39"N; 7°16' 08.14"W  79/79  Interior Wetland, Scrub 
Embalse de San Bartolomé H 37°27' 07.54"N; 7°06' 48.44"W  111/111  Interior Wetland 
Embalse de Sancho  H 37°28' 08.71"N; 6°59' 40.88"W  49/49 Interior Wetland 
Laguna de la Mujer  H 37°09' 13.07"N; 6°51' 50.64"W  8/8  Interior Wetland 
Laguna de la Vaca  H 37°08' 10.22"N; 6°43' 03.02"W  70/70  Interior Wetland, Woodland 
Laguna del Cesto  H 37°07' 16.41"N; 6°41' 31.06"W  68/68  Interior Wetland, Woodland 
Laguna del Portil  H 37°12' 45.54"N; 7°02' 41.95"W  9/9  Interior Wetland, Woodland 
Lagunas de Moguer  H 37°08' 57.72"N; 6°45' 02.43"W  69/69  Interior Wetland, Woodland 
Laguna Sopetón H 36°57' 30.53"N; 6°26' 29.78"W  1/1  Interior Wetland 
Madre de las Marismas del Rocio  H 37°07' 29.74"N; 6°29' 07.73"W  7/7  Interior Wetland 
Northern Marismas  H 37°08' 08.51"N; 6°26' 10.26"W  10/10  Interior Wetland 
Palacio de Acebrón  H 37°08' 42.52"N; 6°32' 54.44"W  10/15  Interior Wetland, Woodland 
Paraje Natural Estero de Domingo Rubio  H 37°11' 38.13"N; 6°54' 52.81"W  0/4  Interior Wetland 
Paraje Natural Lagunas de Palos  H 37°10' 16.27"N; 6°53 '32.40"W  12/12  Interior Wetland 
Paraje Natural la Laguna del Portil H 37°13' 16.83"N; 7°02' 38.91"W  25/25  Interior Wetland 
Paraje Natural Marismas del Odiel  H 37°14' 50.15"N; 6°59' 11.78"W  0/0  Interior Wetland, Coast 
Paraje Natural Marismas de Isla Cristina  H 37°11' 57.61"N; 7°20' 37.07"W  0/2  Interior Wetland 
Paraje Natural Marismas del Río Piedras  H 37°13' 16.85"N; 7°09' 48.48"W  0/8  Interior Wetland 
Playa de Castilla  H 36°54' 59.43"N; 6°27' 07.64"W  0/11  Coast 
Reserva Natural Isla de Enmedio  H 37°13' 25.46"N; 6°59' 39.20"W  0/0  Interior Wetland 
Reserva Natural Marismas del Burro  H 37°17' 43.48"N; 6°57' 31.76"W  0/4  Interior Wetland 
Sierra Pelada  H 37°51' 07.12"N; 7°03' 34.28"W  320/625  Interior Rocky Terrain 

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Climate & Habitat
Huelva lies at the western edge of Andalucía, bordered by Portugal to the west, Seville province to the east and the autonomía (autonomy) of Extremadura to the north.  It has a Subtropical-Mediterranean climate, characterized by very mild and wet winters and long warm to hot and dry summers, becoming more continental the farther north you go.  The average annual temperature is 24.5 °C during the day and 12.7 °C at night.  In the Sierra these temperatures are somewhat more extreme –higher in summer and lower in winter– as they’re not “smoothed out” by the influence of the sea.

The average annual precipitation are 490 mm per year, there are about 50 rainy days per year -  –although this is only a rough guide, as it varies from year to year.  Likewise, the quantity is different for different areas of the province, being greater in the Sierra, where the average precipitation fluctuates between 800 and 1200 mm. The most rainy months are December and January and the least rainy ones, July and August.

The maximum temperature is around 45 °C and the minimum −3.2 °C.  Basking in 3,000 hours of sunshine per year, it shares with Almería the sunshine record for the Spanish mainland provinces.  The hottest month being August (25.5 ºC) and the coolest, January (11.4 ºC).

It is probably best known for the Parque Nacional de Doñana, one of Europe's most important wetland areas, and home to an incredible multitude of wildlife in its sand dunes, marshes, pine woods, salt flats and freshwater lagoons.  Here is one of Europe's last remaining habitats for the endangered lynx and the rare Spanish Imperial Eagle.  The best time to visit is in winter and spring when the park is full of wildfowl.  In winter thousands of geese and ducks arrive from the north, while in spring there are many flocks of breeding birds, including herons, spoonbills and storks.

It has a long Atlantic coastline with miles of unspoilt and often uncrowded beaches of golden sand.  This forms part of the evocatively named Costa de la Luz (Coast of Light) that continues into Cadiz province.  

In the north of the province is the gently rolling Parque Natural Sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche, a protected area with excellent walking opportunities.

Natural Protected Areas
Huelva has protected natural areas as shown below:

National Parks
Parque Nacional Doñana

Natural Parks
Parque Natural Sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche
Parque Natural Entorno de Doñana.

Natural Areas
Paraje Natural Isla de Enmedio
Paraje Natural Laguna de El Portil
Paraje Natural Marismas del Burro.

Natural Reserves
Reserva Natural Enebrales de Punta Umbría
Reserva Natural Estero de Domingo Rubio
Reserva Natural Lagunas de Palos y Las Madres
Reserva Natural Marismas de Isla Cristina
Reserva Natural Marismas del Odiel
Reserva Natural Marismas del Río Piedras y Flecha del Rompido
Reserva Natural Peñas de Aroche
Reserva Natural Sierra Pelada y Rivera del Aserrador.

Grid Map
The 10km grid map of Huelva is still being produced.

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