In winter we can see the little colony vulture, the Red-billed chough and Western jackdaw that exists on the entrance road to Lumias. that visit, with the people, their pigeon house and their environment can be made at any time of the year.
In the middle of the month March the chickens vultures are about to be born and Egyptian vulture they will be coming to their old nests. It is not uncommon to see the Peregrine falcon sharing flights with Golden Eagle or listen to the song of the first Blue rock thrush. According progresses April the movement, both the canyons and the forests will increase with new species that are coming. Common cuckoo, Eurasian wryneck, Tree pipit in addition to Robins, Eurasian jay, Hawfinch and Eurasian nuthatches, European green woodpecker and Great spotted woodpecker. The Tree pipit and Red-backed shrike they are emerging, as in many other areas of the southern province.
The shady characteristics of these forests make them a good refuge of these species more northern areas. Therefore the contrast is spectacular if after we take a stroll through the surrounding moorland. Disappeared all traces of vegetation, is the kingdom of larks as Eurasian skylark, Greater short-toed lark and the Dupont's lark, the Tawny Pipit, the Black-eared wheatear and Northern wheatear…
In May and June we can see and hear virtually the same species.
In summer species are maintained and even stop singing, It is not a bad time to take a brisk walk early in the morning, before long hot sun and enjoy numerous family camps. We will have to watch out for puddles that may have become of the river because there will attend many birds to drink.
And that, however much it has rained in winter, is usually normal being that the river carries water in summer, at least, at its central section. If you can do it in Lumias since there are springs above the village.
Already end of summer the postbreeding step is pretty good with observations of birds like Pied flycatchers and Northern wheatear, nets, European bee-eaters, warblers... in the bad land they will be in Torrevicente the Little owl and maybe Eurasian dotterel, bad lands sharing with the coming of Guadalajara and Retortillo-Madruédano.
And just for the color of autum, with that reddish color so fantastic Montpellier Maples, also worth a visit. The Ring ouzel they are not difficult to observe in some parts of the canyon also in April-. The last Crag martins will remain until early November and perhaps some Blue rock thrush.
After that, according arrives December, again the natural cycle with Griffon vulture and the Eagle owls who played the heavens, although at times of the day very different.