Capileira is a village at 4700' on the slopes of the Sierra Madre in the Andalucia province of
southern Spain. I spent three nights and two full days there in early June and hiked up into the
mountains both days. On our first day
hiked up the valley via trail and road to the powerplant on the Rio Poqueira, then up along the
feedstock pipeline to its source, then up to the ridge at about 8900' before descending to the trail
along the Rio Poqueira and back to town. On
our second day
I did a little birding in the pine oak woods above town before breakfast, then
did an afternoon hike up from the Puenta Bushite to a rock outcrop at about 8400' on the ridge
across the river from the town.
Saw or heard 33 species altogether. The weather was mostly sunny, 55-80F.