Black-shouldered kite, Bonelli’s eagle, Spanish Imperial eagle, Short-toed eagle, Booted eagle, Golden eagle, Eurasian Black vulture, Egyptian vulture, Griffon vulture, Eagle owl, Great bustard, Little bustard, Pin-tailed sandgrouse, Black-bellied Sandgrouse, Purple swamphen, Little Bittern, Squacco Heron, Great Spotted cuckoo, European roller, European bee-eater, Black Wheatear, Black-eared wheatear, Western orphean Warbler, Lesser spotted woodpecker, Western Bonelli’s Warbler, Iberian Magpie and many more!
GUIDE - Andrew Fortuna
NEXT TOUR DATES
4th - 10th Apr 2022
25th Apr - 1st May 2022
16th - 22nd May 2022
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- Fees based on shared accommodation
- Single room supplement £150 p/p
IMAGES FROM THIS TOUR
Fees are for a minimum of 2 persons at booking
Single participants may include a small surcharge
©Andrew Fortuna - Azure-winged magpie photographed during our tours.
A seven day tour of one of Spain most well-known birdwatching regions, Extremadura and the Monfrague National Park, hope to the Spanish imperial eagle and Dońana National Park, stronghold of the Iberian lynx. Explore the Strait of Gibraltar and witness incredible bird of prey and stork migration, all with a fully licensed local guide and a comfortable a air-condition vehicle. A trip to remember! Please contact us to reserve your place for spring or autumn.
ARRIVAL AT MALAGA / GIBRALTAR AIRPORT
We head towards Extremadura stopping on various birding sites along the way. a lot of open area species can be pickup here. Based at Trujillo 3 nights.
MONFRAGUE & TRUJILLO
Monfragüe is an impressive mountain region full of raptors & Black stork breeding. We will also have opportunities for watching Griffon, Black & Egyptian vultures, Spanish Imperial Eagles both Black and Red Kites, Short-toed and Booted Eagles. Blackcap, Dartford and Sardinian Warblers. On the cliffs possible species include Blue Rock Thrush, Rock Bunting, Red-rumped Swallow, Crag Martin, Black Stork, Eurasian Eagle Owl.
CÁCERES PLAINS & EASTERN WETLANDS
An immense steppe region with rocky hills Trujillo and Cáceres towns seperated with isolated woodland patches. A great opportunity to see some of the specialities of the steppe habitats such as Stone Curlew, Black-bellied and Pin-tailed Sandgrouse, Montagu's Harrier, Great and Little Bustards, Lesser Kestrel, Corn Buntings, Calandra Lark, Black-eared Wheatears. Eurasian Spoonbill, Cattle Egret, Spanish Sparrow, Crested Lark and Zitting Cisticola.
DOÑANA NATIONAL PARK, EL ROCIO
After breakfast we and depart Trujillo for head to Doñana National Park. In the surrounding fields and wetlands, it is possible to watch a large array of wetland species such as Purple Swamphen, Hen Harrier, Glossy Ibis, Squacco, Purple Herons, Whiskered tern, Savi's warbler and many more arriving from their winter quarters. Open fields have short-toed and Lesser Short-toed Larks, Stone Curlew, Pin-tailed Sandgrouse etc. Overnight at El Rocio.
DAY 5 & 6
STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR
We leave Doñana after midday and head to the Strait of Gibraltar. We exploring the northern shore of the famous Strait owith magnificent views of the African continent and the famous Rock of Gibraltar nearby. We will experience the amazing close views of bird of prey & stork migration, as well as visiting nearby Northern bald ibis breeding colonies and many other species. Overnight La Linea.
DEPARTURE MALAGA / GIBRALTAR
After breakfast we make a couple of more stop for some last minute birding before heading to Malaga / Gibraltar airport for your return trip back home