“Riberation” among birds - The natural landscape of the loberas
“Riberation” among birds
THE NATURAL LANDSCAPE OF THE LOBERAS
On the outskirts of the town of Caleruega (Burgos) is this beautiful natural landscape, where the Loberas can be found.
The name is given to circular constructions in a vernacular architectural style found in the area. Shepherds used to keep their flocks in them at night to protect them from wolf attacks. One of these curious buildings has now been renovated as an ecomuseum explaining the work of shepherds and the fauna and flora of the surrounding area.
Near the ecomuseum you can find a watchtower where you will be astonished at the wonderful views. Thousand-year-old pine and holm oak woods dominate the landscape, while you can enjoy watching the birds that nest in the area or frequent it on the migration routes, such as the nightingale, the cuckoo, the peregrine falcon, the golden eagle, the griffon vulture and the Egyptian vulture.