We visited Toledo for two days in late May, staying at the Hotel El Diamantista
down by the river on the south edge of the old city, an excellent choice for birding. In the photo
on the left above, Hotel Diamantista is just to the right of center one building back from the park.
This is a list of the birds I saw or heard during our stay. Places I visited included the old city,
the park along the river near our hotel, the hills across the river south of the city along and
above Paseo de la Rosa and the trail running north along the river for about 4km from below the
hotel. North of the city (downstream) the river is bordered by extensive reed beds and tamarisk?
with a fringe of various broadleaf trees - - elm, poplar (a silvery-leafed cottonwood), a
green-leafed cottonwood, tamarisk, a nut tree, perhaps walnut, mulberry, almond, fig. Above the
river to the south the hills are covered with bunch grasses, various shrubs and scattered oaks and
Altogether in the two days I identified 30 species of birds.